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[khah-luh, hah] /ˈxɑ lə, ˈhɑ/
a loaf of rich white bread leavened with yeast and containing eggs, often braided before baking, prepared especially for the Jewish Sabbath.
Also, challeh, hallah.
Origin of challah
From the Hebrew word hallāh Unabridged
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/ˈhɑːlə; Hebrew xaˈla/
noun (pl) -lahs, -loth (Hebrew) (-ˈlɔt)
bread, usually in the form of a plaited loaf, traditionally eaten by Jews to celebrate the Sabbath
Word Origin
from Hebrew hallāh
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Word Origin and History for challah

from Yiddish khale, from Hebrew chala "loaf of bread."

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