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also cha·lah or hal·lah  (KHä′lə, hä′-)
A loaf of yeast-leavened egg bread, usually braided, traditionally eaten by Jews on the Sabbath, holidays, and other ceremonial occasions.

[Hebrew ḥallâ; see ḫll in Semitic roots.]


(ˈhɑːlə; Hebrew xaˈla) or


n, pl -lahs or -loth (Hebrew -ˈlɔt)
1. (Judaism) bread, usually in the form of a plaited loaf, traditionally eaten by Jews to celebrate the Sabbath
2. (Cookery) bread, usually in the form of a plaited loaf, traditionally eaten by Jews to celebrate the Sabbath
[from Hebrew hallāh]


(ˈxɑ lə, ˈhɑ)

a rich, leavened, often braided white bread made with eggs, eaten esp. on the Jewish Sabbath.
[< Hebrew ḥallāh]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.challah - (Judaism) a loaf of white bread containing eggs and leavened with yeastchallah - (Judaism) a loaf of white bread containing eggs and leavened with yeast; often formed into braided loaves and glazed with eggs before baking
cookery, cooking, preparation - the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat; "cooking can be a great art"; "people are needed who have experience in cookery"; "he left the preparation of meals to his wife"
Judaism - the monotheistic religion of the Jews having its spiritual and ethical principles embodied chiefly in the Torah and in the Talmud
bread, breadstuff, staff of life - food made from dough of flour or meal and usually raised with yeast or baking powder and then baked
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and the coffee and challah at the temple reception,
A blessing is said over challah, a golden loaf, which is then broken into pieces for all to share.
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The menu is comprehensive, and includes oven ready Empire kosher turkey, slow roasted beef brisket, butternut squash bisque, apple cranberry challah stuffing, candied sweet potatoes, roasted seasonal vegetables, wild rice, apple, pumpkin and pecan pie, seasonal fruit platter and chocolate cake.
From the special fish with the shiny blue fins and scales to the fresh baked challah under the blue velvet cloth and the sweet red Kiddush wine, everything is ready for a special day of rest and prayer, thankful celebration.
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The Torah does not require any particular foods to be eaten on Rosh Hashanah, but challah is one of the basics, shaped in a spiral round, she notes.