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Challah Cover

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Challah Cover

Holiday challah cover (1998). 100% cotton. Pieced patchwork, with machine quilting and hand-stitched lettering. Measurements: 17-1/2"x17."

In the center, the blue-and-green mariner's starburst floats out from the yellow background. The designs in the four corners use themes from the three Pilgrimage holidays, Passover, Shavuot, and Sukkot. Passover is represented by the matzah, or unleavened bread, that the Jewish people are commanded to eat during the seven days of Passover, together with a cup of wine to recall the Seder. Of course, since bread is forbidden on Passover, this cover would not be used during that holiday. Shavuot, or the Feast of Weeks, is represented with the two tablets of the Ten Commandments that were given to the Jewish people on that day. The holiday of Tabernacles, or Sukkot, is represented by a sukkah, or booth, like the one in which the Jews are commanded to live during the seven days of this holiday. The fourth corner shows the animal sacrifice that was offered at the Temple of Jerusalem on all of these holidays. Around the border I have stitched in Hebrew the Biblical admonition to the Jewish people to keep the holidays: "Three times a year shall all of your males appear before the Lord thy God in a place which he shall choose; in the Feast of Unleavened Bread (Passover), and in the Feast of Weeks (Shavuot), and in the Feast of Booths (Succot); and they shall not appear before the Lord empty-handed." (Deuteronomy 16:16).

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