It is known that after separating challah, a special prayer is recited. Unfortunately, it would appear that the version found in most siddurim omits the special supplication that one's children be righteous, as we are accustomed to request after lighting candles. It is important to daven for children yirei Hashem tzaddikim at
this time also, as Rav Chaim Kanievsky points out in Derech Emunah, in the name of the Hag'hos Maimonios.
In the back of the "Guidelines"to Separating Challah, the full version of this prayer is found.
L' Zecher Nishmas of Mora Yolan bat R' Yoseph, R' Avraham Pessach ben Yaakov
PARSHAT VA YAKHEL
Dear Challa bakers and ladies who daven for Klal Yisroel,
We have special permission to present each week, a question from the clear and informative book
"Guidelines to Separating Challah and Candle Lighting " by Rabbis Y Jaeger & Elozor Barclay.(Feldheim)
As a token of appreciation to the authors, don't hesitate to purchase this book for yourselves, friends, newlyweds.
2. What is the significance of the mitzvah of separating Challa?
Since bread is the staple food of man, Hashem gave us the opportunity to perform a
mitzvah with it on a regular basis. This mitzvah brings a blessing to the bread and
spiritual growth to the soul. questions? email:firstname.lastname@example.org
for a REFUAH SHELAIMA (for a speedy & complete healing.)
RAPHAEL DOVID ben BROCHA HALEVI
TEHILLA bat BROCHA
MALKA TOVA bat CHAYA
MIRIAM RAIZEL bat SORA PESHA (continued remission till 120 yr)
YISROEL NOACH ben HINDA (Ha Rav Noach Weinberg )
ELISHEVA TAMAR bat RIVKA
ZEV ELIEZAR ben SHEINDEL
TOVA MIRIAM bas RACHEL CHANA after surgery
LIEBA b-s NECHAMA MIRIAM
BENTZIAN ben RUCHEL
RIVKA SARA bat CHANA
AVICHAI ben RIVKA 35% burns, lung problems CRITICAL
TALIA bas YEHUDIT SHLOMIT 80% 2nd degree burns CRITICAL
INBAL bat SIME
CHAYA bat BEYA
CHANA RACHEL bas EIDEL
BRACHA RACHEL bat SHAINDL NECHAMA
NACHUM AVRAHAM ben MIRIAM
BATYA bas DVORAH
MOSHE ben MIRIAM
YOSEPH ben MIRIAM
ZIVUG : SHIDDUCH HA GOON
BASHA bas CHAYA GUTTAH
for an Easy Birth - MOMS and BABIES SOULD BE HEALTHY
ELANA bas SARA
for our CAPTURED SOLDIERS
PLEASE DAVEN ( that they should be released and be well)
Gilad ben Aviva, Ehud ben Malka, Eldad ben Tova,
Zecharia Shlomo ben Miriyam, Tzvi ben Pennina,
Yechutiel Yehuda Nachum ben Sara, Guy Chaim ben Rina,
Ron ben Batya and Yehonatan ben Malka
As soon as the mixture becomes dough, separate the challa & say "Harai zu Challa -
This is Challa" then say, YEHI RATZON in "ANENI," Feldheim pg.12, Ohel Sarah
women's siddur, Artscroll or find it in "GUIDELINES," Questions and Answers
about the Laws of Separating Challa & Candle Lighting.
Use the time throughout the whole kneading and baking process to pray for your needs and those of Klal Yisroel
MAY OUR CHALLAS TASTE LIKE GAN EDEN & MAY HASHEM ANSWER ALL OUR PRAYERS FOR GOOD.
MAY HASHEM BLESS US TO SEE THE GOOD EACH NESHAMA HAS DONE
MAY WE BE ZOCHE TO LIVE TO SEE THE ARRIVAL OF MASHIACH ben DOVID
A WONDERFUL SHABBOS TO YOU ALL...
Chaya Malka and Nili Couzens