In life, we can either let our experiences make us bitter, or we can channel that feeling towards being a good example in order to improve things.



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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

The beauty of Challah

Last night I went to an interesting get together that is on every Monday night. This place has different activities and this time we did a class about making challah and the meaning behind it. It's amazing how spiritual this mitzvah is if one knows the message in it, learns how to do it, and does it with kavanah.
After the lady who was helping us gave us the lesson about it, she put the ingredients together. Then we gave her some names to pray for others while she kneaded the dough. We each received a piece and braided our own to take home
I haven't gone in awhile, but I'm glad I went to this one

6 comments:

halfshared said...

I make Challah just about every week and it really is a beautiful Mitzvah.

Jewish Side of Babysitter said...

Sounds nice, I made challah on a school shabbos once, they taught us how to braid it, but I forgot already. Then a few months ago I made at home pull apart challah, but I forgot to do hafrashas challah since it was my first time.

My mother once told me that she read an article where a lady talked about how special challah making could be. That each thing you do you could have kavanah and it makes it so much more special.

and was that at Ohr Nava?

Lvnsm27 said...

HS, That's excellent. I haven't started this yet, but would like to soon

JSB, very true, when we learn the meaning of it and really take time to focus on this act, it can be an amazing experience. Also true for other mitzvos we do.

It was at a program called spark

lars said...

good fun

lvnsm said...

yep

lvnsm said...

yep