Shabbat is the name for the seventh day of the week. The Torah tells us, “Six days you shall work, and the seventh day is Shabbat, for the Lord your God.”
Candles are lit at romantic dinners. Shabbat is a romantic love song.
A great point. Shabbat is a microcosm of the World to Come. That world is ALL about what we make of ourselves in this world. If our weekday is focused on expressing the will of G-d, our Shabbat will radiate His light.
Israel & the Shabbat Project. by Chief Rabbi Warren Goldstein. In the merit of Shabbat and the beauty of Jewish unity may we only know times of joy and triumph.
The Miraculous Relationship Between the Jewish People & the Land of Israel
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It’s bound to happen. There are going to be times when Shabbat must be spent by choice, or not by choice, away from your home environment. Examples include a hospital stay, hotel, camping, visiting family or friends, and traveling abroad.
Lori Palatnik is a writer and Jewish educator who has appeared on television and radio. She is the Founding Director of The Jewish Women’s Renaissance Project, an international initiative that brings thousands of women to Israel each year from 18 different countries on highly subsidized programs to inspire them with the beauty and wisdom of their heritage (www.jwrp.org).
Quick overview of all the food you’ll need for an awesome Shabbat. This is the lightest of the three meals and can be as simple as peanut butter and jam on bread (the meal should begin with two whole loaves as the others). One who does not have the room for a bread meal may simply have a piece of …
Recent Daily Halachot… Berit Mila on Shabbat – Bringing the Baby to the Synagogue Opening a Front Door with a Key on Shabbat
Why we rest on Shabbat. Many people have a basic misconception regarding Shabbat. We tend to think of it as simply a day of R&R – a day to relax our minds and bodies from the stresses and tediousness of the workweek. As worthy an idea as that is, the laws of Shabbat paint a very different picture …
See companion article on the inspirational side of Friday Night Kiddush. Kiddush does not have to be said in Hebrew. It is acceptable to say in English or any other language, although Hebrew is preferred, and a person should make an effort to learn the Hebrew.
We all know of Shabbat as a day of rest, but in this video Mrs. Slonim goes through the deeper meaning of Shabbat as a homecoming for the soul, as well as many details and interesting facts about this special day.
Preparing the Shabbat table — gleaming silver and satin white – is a labor of love. One of the joys of Shabbat is the appearance and decor of the table upon which Shabbat meals are served. Shabbat meals are usually festive affairs, served in the dining room rather than the kitchen/breakfast nook …
In today’s lonely world, Shabbat keeps us connected. Before I converted to Judaism, I led a lonely life. Though I was surrounded by friends, they were often busy, and our conversations were stifled by our ever-present mobile devices. I’d be out with them at lunch and their phone would go off, or …
See companion article on the inspirational aspects of candle-lighting. 1. Lighting time varies, depending on the time of year and city location, but must always be done before sunset.
Judaism 101: The basic philosophical, theological and legal concepts of Judaism
What, how, why and where do all these laws come from? In one breath, God said both, “Guard and remember the Shabbat.” Love of God, time with family, reconnecting with friends and with oneself — all these fulfill the commandment to “remember” Shabbat. But these beautiful concepts must also be …
This quiz is a review of the material learned in the Introduction to the Laws of Shabbos section.
Ilhan Omar & the Line between Criticism of Israel and Anti-Semitism