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June 16, 2015 / conservadox

no need for challah

I was at shul in another state and the rabbi pointed out, in discussing the mitzvah of taking challah, that braided bread (what most Jews think of as challah) has zero halachic significance- in fact, it probably has only been common for a few hundred years, and Sephardic Jews didn’t do it until they learned about it from Ashkenazim.

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