Shabbat: The Family Guide to Preparing for and Celebrating the Sabbath

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Celebrate the joy of “making Shabbat” each week in your home—with rituals, prayers, blessings, food, and song.

This expanded, easy-to-use edition of the classic spiritual sourcebook offers updated ...

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Shabbat, 2nd Ed: The Family Guide to Preparing for and Celebrating the Sabbath

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Overview

Celebrate the joy of “making Shabbat” each week in your home—with rituals, prayers, blessings, food, and song.

This expanded, easy-to-use edition of the classic spiritual sourcebook offers updated information, more ideas, and new resources for every aspect of the holy day.

An inspiring how-to guide to every aspect of Shabbat, including:

  • History and meaning
  • How to prepare
  • Rituals, prayers, and blessings (step-by-step)
  • The Sabbath day
  • Havdalah
  • Songs and prayers in English, Hebrew, and Yiddish (with clear transliterations)
  • Recipes for traditional and modern foods to spice up the Shabbat menu
  • Family activities to enhance the experience

Enriched by real-life voices sharing practical suggestions and advice, this creative resource helps us to reacquaint ourselves with time-tested traditions and discover old and new ways to celebrate Shabbat, including biblically-inspired songs and games, Shabbat-related crafts, and more family-tested ideas.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580231640
  • Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/1/2002
  • Series: Art of Jewish Living Series
  • Edition description: 2ND
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 1,496,309
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.82 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Ron Wolfson, visionary educator and inspirational speaker, is Fingerhut Professor of Education at American Jewish University in Los Angeles and a cofounder of Synagogue 3000. He is author of Relational Judaism: Using the Power of Relationships to Transform the Jewish Community; The Seven Questions You're Asked in Heaven: Reviewing and Renewing Your Life on Earth; Be Like God: God's To-Do List for Kids; God's To-Do List: 103 Ways to Be an Angel and Do God's Work on Earth; Hanukkah, Passover and Shabbat, all Federation of Jewish Men's Clubs Art of Jewish Living family guides to spiritual celebrations; The Spirituality of Welcoming: How to Transform Your Congregation into a Sacred Community; A Time to Mourn, a Time to Comfort: A Guide to Jewish Bereavement and Comfort; and, with Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman, What You Will See Inside a Synagogue (all Jewish Lights), a book for children ages 6 and up. He contributed to May God Remember: Memory and Memorializing in Judaism—Yizkor, Who by Fire, Who by Water—Un’taneh Tokef, All These Vows—Kol Nidre, and We Have Sinned: Sin and Confession in Judaism—Ashamnu and Al Chet (all Jewish Lights).

Dr. Ron Wolfson is available to speak on the following topics:

  • Building Good Tents: Envisioning the Synagogue of the Future
  • Gods To-Do List
  • The Seven Questions You're Asked in Heaven
  • Blessings and Kisses: The Power of the Jewish Family
  • A Time to Mourn, a Time to Comfort

Click here to contact the author.

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Table of Contents

Foreword Using This Text 1. The Art of Shabbat 2. Seder Leil Shabbat The Shabbat Seder 3. Hakhanah leShabbat Preparing for Shabbat 4. Hadlakat Nerot Candlelighting 5. Shalom Aleikhem Peace Be to You 6. Birkhot Hamishpahah Family Blessings 7. Kiddush Sanctification of the Day 8. Netilat Yadayim Washing the Hands 9. Hamotzi The Blessing over Bread 10. Se'udat Shabbat The Shabbat Meal 11. Zemirot Shabbat Songs 12. Birkat Hamazon Blessing after Food 13. The Sabbath Day Shabbat Morning The Final Hours Se’udah Shelishit—The Third Meal Havdalah Practical Questions and Answers about Shabbat Practices and Rituals 14. The Shabbat Gallery: Activities for Shabbat Enjoyment Things to Do Discussion Topics Shabbat Customs around the World Recipes Crafts for the Embellishment of Your Shabbat Table Afterword Appendix: Complete Text of Birkat Hamazon for Shabbat Selected Bibliography of Shabbat Resources About the Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs About the University of Judaism About Jewish Lights

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