Challah — Challah is the sweet egg bread of the Sabbath. For centuries, practicing Jews
have made a week's worth of bread on Friday so that the bread would be fresh
for the Sabbath observance. The poppy or sesame seeds sprinkled on top of the braided
yeast bread represent manna, the bread God provided for the Jews during their 40-year
exodus from Egypt. This also makes delicious toast and French toast.