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amother




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Post  Sat, Oct 19 2019, 5:07 pm
I remember my husband's grandmother served regular braided challah for the day meal but made a different type of challah specifically for Friday night. IIRC it was an unbraided loaf with a braid over the top, or something similar.

Does anyone do this and know the significance of it?
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amother




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Post  Sun, Oct 20 2019, 7:35 am
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Aquamarine


Post  Sun, Oct 20 2019, 1:45 pm
Given the lack of responses, maybe it was just your Bubby’s “thing” and has no significance except to her.
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Orchid


Post  Sun, Oct 20 2019, 3:17 pm
If I’m not mistaken, the braid on the challah represents a vuv. Two vuvs are for the yud bais lechem haponim.
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Post  Tue, Oct 22 2019, 9:24 pm
amother [ Orchid ] wrote:
If I’m not mistaken, the braid on the challah represents a vuv. Two vuvs are for the yud bais lechem haponim.

Yes I do this, it looks like a football. I make it with just a strand across, not braid.
Also a reason many braid specifically 6 braids each, I believe.
So now I'm not sure why the football shape one Friday night and braided one by day.
All I can say is minhag... Very Happy
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groisamomma




 
 
 


Post  Tue, Oct 22 2019, 9:25 pm
My grandmother did it. We loved getting the thin braid from the middle. No clue why only Fri nights.
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Ruby


Post  Tue, Oct 22 2019, 9:31 pm
My mom makes them like that to. I would say it's minhag.
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