Saturday, February 26, 2011

The Chosen

A couple of month before i had received a mail requesting me for my work, Menorah shalom. To use it as the poster for a De La Salle high school's,  Theater group, La Troupe De La Salle.  Br Michael Livaudais the director of the play "The Chosen," a fabulous themed novel by Potok, Chaim.


I had granted the permission to use my work as it is a non profit organisation. and happy to see the work, and think i could have done it much better that it is, but looks cool.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Jewish Breads...

I had recently tried to made some Jewish breads like Challah, Matzoh and Bagels...


Bagels - traditionally made on Saturday evening by some Jewish family at the conclusion of the Sabbath

Challah - it is also a sabbath bread , on Sabbath every Jew is commanded to eat three meals (one on Friday night and two on Saturday). In Judaism, a "meal" includes bread. Hence, Jews will traditionally eat challah at the beginning of their Shabbat meal. As with any other type of bread, the blessing "Baruch atah Adonai, eloheinu melech ha'olam, hamotzi lechem min ha'aretz" is recited before the challah is eaten. Translated, it means "Blessed are you, Lord, our God, king of the universe, who brings forth bread from the earth."

Matzoh -  is a cracker-like unleavened bread made of white plain flour and water. The dough is pricked in several places and not allowed to rise before or during baking, thereby producing a hard, flatbread. It is similar in preparation  Indian chapati. Its traditionally consumed during the Passover Seder.