Rabbi Susan Abramson is not only the longest-serving female rabbi in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, but also she is the author of the Rabbi Rocketpower series. Abramson continues the fun in her latest book by uniting the weekly Torah passages with our love of Challah. Young and old can give meaning through challah design, impressing all with the wisdom and lessons of Torah and feeding our bodies and minds in the process.
The commentary layout reveals the Hebrew name of the Torah portion, chapters and verses, a brief summary and in her “Food for Thought” section stimulating questions that will create opportunities for meaningful conversations both during the baking fun and the Shabbat meal when the challah design has everyone guessing the connection to the weekly Torah portion. A favorite design is The Challah with a Heart. Exodus 25:1 – 27.19 outlines the materials needed to build The Ark in which G‑d states, that the Israelites’ gifts must only be those from the heart. A heart-shaped challah will certainly stimulate questions and will, perhaps, become a Shabbat tradition for many families.
Rabbi Abramson has gifted us with a heavenly challah recipe and Genna Sandler’s photos will offer the bakers a treasury of design ideas. It can be said that this book delivers the love of Torah to us with thoughtfulness one enjoyable tasty bite after another.
Recommended for children of all ages, with a parent, if necessary, for baking.