Ceramic Challah Board Featuring Shalom Aleichem and Lecha Dodi
Size: 10.6 x 15" / 27 x 38 cm
Combining traditional text and modern design, this challah board is the perfect way to augment your Shabbat table. Handmade by noted Israeli artist Michal Ben Yosef, the board is covered in the entire text of the traditional Sabbath hymn Shalom Aleichem ("Peace unto you"). Overlaying the text in the center of the board is a pomegranate motif surrounded by the key line in the classic Sabbath prayer Lecha Dodi, "Lecha Dodi Likrat Kallah, Pnei Shabbat Nekabelah" ("Come my beloved to welcome the Sabbath bride, the presence of the Sabbath let us receive"). On the right side of the board is written several words of blessing in Hebrew, including Shalom (Peace), Osher (Joy) and Ahava (love). Combining traditional text, Jewish symbolism and modern art, this one-of-a-kind challah board is perfect for both personal use and as a gift for a loved one.
From her studio in central Israel, Michal Ben Yosef uses ceramic materials to create unique Judaica objects, including mezuzot cases, kiddush cups and menorahs among others.