This article explores the meaning behind the custom of braiding of the Shabbat challah with six strands, suggesting that it symbolizes how we bring the diversity in our lives together in peaceful unity on Shabbat. It also includes a video demonstrating how to make challah and braid it using six strands. Chana Weisberg is the editor of TheJewishWoman.org, a Chabad-Lubavitch website aimed at women. She lectures internationally on issues relating to women, relationships, meaning, self-esteem and the Jewish soul.
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