Definitions for "Challah"
Keywords:  shabbat, sabbath, braid, bread, loaf
a loaf of fine bread baked in honor of the Sabbath and festivals
A special type of braided egg bread, that is served at the erev Shabbat dinner and on holidays. Originally challah was a dough offering in the ancient Temple of Jerusalem. A true challah today has a bit of its dough taken from it, a prayer said by the baker, and the small piece of dough is put into the oven, a reminder of this old sacrifice.
(HAH lah) A sweet braided bread served during a Jewish Shabbat dinner.