Can challah be given as a gift to a non-Jew? For instance, if one were to make too much challah Friday morning, would it be acceptable to give a loaf away to a Christian family?

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    why not like any other bread. Mar 6 '16 at 22:12
  • See judaism.stackexchange.com/q/30192
    – msh210
    Mar 6 '16 at 22:34
  • Since challah isn't a special kind of bread going back to Sinai it can be treated as any other kind of bread.
    – Aaron
    Mar 6 '16 at 23:15

(There is theoretical challah, i.e. the small portion taken off when making lots of bread which was given to the kohen back in the day, that's a different story.)

You mean the traditional braided bread? It's just bread. Yes, you can give it to anyone for any purpose.

There is the custom to eat braided bread on Shabbat, but braided bread is just bread.

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    Lo Tichonneim might come into play here. There doesn't seem any reason to be concerned for Eivah here.
    – Double AA
    Mar 7 '16 at 2:49
  • @DoubleAA yes well aware of that; but that would be no different vis-a-vis challah than a boule, peasant bread, pita, or ciabatta. I try to answer the question as asked and intended. Let's assume it's a neighbor and what goes around comes around.
    – Shalom
    Mar 7 '16 at 14:29

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