On Shabbat we try to make each moment beautiful that why the Challah board‚ sometimes called Shabbat Tray‚ became a special addition to the Shabbat Table. It's true that a board or plate can do the same job yet we take pride in having an elaborate one that makes justice with the Hamotzie ritual while adding beauty to the commandment ' Hiddur Mitzvah.
Challah boards were created to enhance the Shabbat table while keeping it free of crumbs and making serving the Challah easy. There are as many different Challah plates and boards as there are artists and materials.
In our Challah board diction you will find wooden Challah boards‚ ceramic Challah boards‚ glass Challah boards and metal Challah boards each beautiful in its own way. We at Gans picked a collection of exquisite Challah trays so that you can find the one Challah plate that suits you. Classic or contemporary all of our beautiful Challah boards are manufactured in Israel with love and care. A Challah board is always a beautiful and appropriate gift for a wedding or a new home. Some Challah boards have a matching Challah knife to make the set complete.
Every Shabbat at each of the three meals eaten we start the meal is Hamotzie‚ blessing over a piece of Challah bread. In order do Hiddur Mitzvah‚ The Aesthetics of Mitzvot‚ it is a nice tradition to have a special knife for cutting the Challah thus signifying the importance of this moment with a beautiful Challah knife that will make Challah cutting into a special ritual. Everyone strives to beautify the commandments‚ Hiddur Mitzvah. With a special knife for your Challah cutting ritual you fulfill this principle. A beautiful Challah Knife from Israel will always make a great housewarming or wedding gift that you will be remembered by for many years to come. We commissioned some of the Judaica artist we work with to design Challah knifes. Here are some of the results. Many of the Challah boards have a matching knife that will add a touch of beauty to your Sabbath table. In addition to the Challah knifes we collected beautiful salt containers for the Hamotzie ceremony.
In essence the Challah Knife a fancy bread knife with a blade that has a beautiful handle with artwork on it.
We dip our bread in salt on Shabbat to be reminded that the offerings in the Holy Temple were salted before being eaten. Remember that there is an exception from this rule of dipping the Challah in salt in the time between Rosh Hashanah and the end of Sukkot‚ when bread should be dipped in honey symbolically for a sweet New Year.
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