Shabbat Songs – aish.com

Shabbat songs: Vocals – Josh Boretsky Keyboards – Leib Yaakov Rigler Percussion – Yitzhak Attias Except for: * Vocals by Ryan Lindo, instruments by Avraham Gislason of Aish Toronto ** Vocals by Casey Chisick, instruments by Avraham Gislason and Cantor Aharon Ben-Soussan of Aish Toronto.

Shabbat On-the-Go – aish.com

To avoid using electricity on Shabbat many Jews have “Shabbat lamps” which remain on but can be made to conceal their light when light is not wanted w/o turning them off, or some simply have lights on timers.

Recipes – aish.com

Chollent. by Aish HaTorah Women’s Organization. A Jewish stew that comes in many flavors and styles.

Hanukkah: Lighting on Erev Shabbos – aish.com

1. When should one daven Mincha on erev Shabbos? Preferably, one should daven Mincha before lighting the menorah. This is the same sequence of events as in the Holy Temple, where the menorah was lit after the afternoon offering.

Video: Shabbat: Stop, Rest, Enjoy – aish.com

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.

Preparing for Shabbat – aish.com

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).

Shabbat Fun for Kids – aish.com

Tried-and-true ways to make Shabbat great for kids. Let’s face it. Shabbat has a lot of don’ts and can’ts. The challenge for parents is to convey how all the “restrictions” actually open up an exciting new dimension of fun. With the right approach, Shabbat becomes the kids’ favorite day …

Shabbat Candles: Lights of the Soul – aish.com

Shabbat is the Day of the Candles, the Day of Light, the day when we clearly see our purpose in this world. Shabbat is the day on which we see we have a soul. The soul itself is called a candle — the candle of God.

36. Shabbat – The Jewish Website – aish.com

2) Kavod Shabbat. In Judaism, the days of the week (Sunday, Monday, etc.) don’t have special names of their own. Rather, we refer to these weekdays as “the first day toward Shabbat,” “the second day toward Shabbat,” etc.

Shabbos Talk – aish.com

Excerpted from Angels at the Table: A Practical Guide to Celebrating Shabbat (Continuum 2011). There is a very funny scene in the 1983 Monty Python movie The Meaning of Life in which a man and a woman enter a restaurant and are handed menus that offer them not choices of food, but choices of possible conversational topics instead. As they gaze doubtfully at their menus, their pushy waiter …

Shabbat in an Hour – aish.com

With an up sized family and a down sized freezer, we count more on preparing for each Shabbat separately. 1. Peel all the vegetables, wash check\debug, line up pots and pans, slice and drop into pots, season and cook.

Playing Music on Shabbat: Music Response on Ask the Rabbi

I have a question concerning playing music on Shabbat. My uncle is a wonderful guitar player and singer. He writes many songs and aspires to share his music with the world one day. On a recent Shabbat, we were at a friend’s house where many people were singing. I asked him to play, but he declined …

No Stress, No Mess – aish.com

Shabbat recipes with five ingredients or less. I have a confession to make. I am a lazy chef. My mother in law is a former instructor at the French Culinary Institute in New York City. She also happened to graduate from that very institution as the valedictorian of her class. She currently …

Shabbat Shalom Weekly: Nitzavim-Vayelech – aish.com

Since 1992, Rabbi Packouz is the author of Shabbat Shalom Weekly, with insights into life, personal growth and Torah. He transitioned from a Reform Judaism background to a fully Torah-observant life at age 22, via Aish HaTorah, where he was one of the founding five students.

Challah: The Divine Dough

How Jewish women can unleash the holiness of bread. There is something about making dough that can only be described with the old cliche, “real.” I find that the rhythm of kneading and the fragrance of the loaves is as close as one can get to “experiencing” music. In homes where Shabbat is the soul …

What to Use for Besamim (Spices)?: Shabbat – Havdalah …

As far as I know, there is no special sanctity to whole cloves. The purpose of the besamim is to cheer us up from the loss of our “extra souls” (neshama yetaira) which depart at the conclusion of Shabbat (Rashbam to Talmud Pesachim 102b).Just about any naturally-occurring aromatic object may be used for this.

Shabbat Candles & Havdalah on Chanukah – aish.com

On Friday afternoon during Chanukah, we first light the Chanukah candles. The reason is because if we would light Shabbat candles first, this would signify the onset of Shabbat – and we are not allowed to light Chanukah candles on Shabbat. (Code of Jewish Law O.C. 679:1) But following Shabbat on …

Shabbat Shalom Weekly Parshat Sukkot: Sukkos 5778

Since 1992, Rabbi Packouz is the author of Shabbat Shalom Weekly, with insights into life, personal growth and Torah. He transitioned from a Reform Judaism background to a fully Torah-observant life at age 22, via Aish HaTorah, where he was one of the founding five students.