The Challah on the Shabbat table symbolizes the offerings made by the priests on the Temple altar. We use salt on the Challah to remember the act of salting those offerings. The container is shaped like the altar to help bring this remembrance to life on the table.
Materials: Gold plate on brass
Size: 2 3/4″ square x 3/8″
Meet the Artist: Avi Biran
Avi Biran creates contemporary Judaica that is a perfect blend of function, art, form, humor and joy. Avi studied at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, in Jerusalem, Israel. His artistic excellence earned him the Bezalel Prize for Outstanding Achievements and the prestigious Lucman Prize for Judaica, as well as the Jesselson Prize for Design of Contemporary Judaica awarded by the Israel Museum. His creations seamlessly integrate the requirements of Halachah (Jewish laws) with those of Hiddur Mitzva (meticulous performance of a commandment "in all its glory").Learn More