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The Essence of Shabbat

The Essence of Shabbat

Our Rabbis Respond: what would you describe as the essence of Shabbat that should be kept in mind as one embarks on this journey?

Shabbat: A Primer

Shabbat: A Primer

“And you shall keep the Sabbath day and make it holy.”
–The Fourth Commandment

A Shabbat Glossary

A Shabbat Glossary

To help familiarize the reader with terms commonly associated with Shabbat, we offer this brief – and certainly not all inclusive – glossary.

The Havdalah Service

The Havdalah Service

The Torah teaches that God created the world by making distinctions, first between light and darkness, next between water and empty space, finally between earth and water. We, too, make… Read more »

Cholent 101

Cholent 101

Because cooking is religiously banned on Shabbat, every Jewish culture has developed a traditional stew that’s simmered overnight on Friday to provide a hot meal on the day of rest…. Read more »

Lighting the Shabbat Candles

Lighting the Shabbat Candles

We visited Chabad.org to understand the significance of this mitzvah…and how to perform it.

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