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challah

[khah-luh, hah]
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noun
  1. a loaf of rich white bread leavened with yeast and containing eggs, often braided before baking, prepared especially for the Jewish Sabbath.
Also chal·leh, hallah.

Origin of challah

From the Hebrew word hallāh
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challah

hallah

noun plural -lahs or -loth (Hebrew -ˈlɔt)
  1. 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

n.

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

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