Category: Shabbat

Kiddush Basics

In the book of Exodus it is written, “Remember the Sabbath day to sanctify it.”  We learn from this verse that we are obliged to sanctify the Sabbath day when it enters with Kiddush and sanctifying when it departs...

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Lighting Shabbat Candles

Eighteen-twenty minutes before sunset on Friday the Shabbat candles are lit in Jewish homes. In houses of married couples and families, the wife and mother lights the candles on behalf of the family. In the case of a single man...

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Kiddush: to sit or to stand?

זכור את יום השבת לקדשו- to remember the Shabbat day in order to sanctify it. The Rabbis fixed the ceremony of Kiddush; recitation of a blessing over a cup of wine on Friday evening and in the day on Saturday in order to sanctify...

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Why Cover Challot?

There are a number of reasons presented for tradition of covering Challot on the Shabbat table. • Firstly, the Challot represent the manna that fell in the desert when our ancestors wandered for forty years from Egypt to Israel....

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