The Modern Jewish Mom's Guide to Shabbat: Connect and Celebrate-Bring Your Family Together with the Friday Night Meal

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Bringing the family together every Friday night for the Shabbat meal has helped many families connect with each other, even as children grow into their teens and beyond. Having experienced the joys of Shabbat and witnessed how it has brought her family together, Meredith L. Jacobs now brings us THE MODERN MOM'S GUIDE TO SHABBAT.

Written in conversational style from one modern Jewish mom to another, THE MJM'S GUIDE will be funny and warm, brightly colored and easy to read, filled...

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Overview

Bringing the family together every Friday night for the Shabbat meal has helped many families connect with each other, even as children grow into their teens and beyond. Having experienced the joys of Shabbat and witnessed how it has brought her family together, Meredith L. Jacobs now brings us THE MODERN MOM'S GUIDE TO SHABBAT.

Written in conversational style from one modern Jewish mom to another, THE MJM'S GUIDE will be funny and warm, brightly colored and easy to read, filled with delicious, easy recipes and family art projects, while also challenging readers with summaries of the weekly Torah portion and suggested family discussion topics, compelling readers to include discussion in their dinner as a vehicle for connecting with their children–both teaching and learning from them. It will be informative and accessible throughout.

Shabbat is a wonderful way to ensure that in this day of ridiculous schedules and pressures, that we have at least one meal per week together as a family. Shabbat is the time we turn the outside world away and connect with each other. Unlike other holidays, Shabbat is not once a year, it's once a week, giving us fifty–two chances a year to connect with our children.

Whether you are reform, conservative, or modern orthodox, newly converted or non–Jewish in an inter–faith marriage, THE MODERN JEWISH MOM'S GUIDE TO SHABBAT will teach us about traditions, making new ones, and most importantly, how to connect with our children.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780061120657
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 2/20/2007
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,454,049
  • Product dimensions: 7.37 (w) x 9.12 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Meet the Author

A former director of media relations, Meredith L. Jacobs has spent the last decade creating programs and events for local charity groups, schools, and synagogues. In 2004, she developed a series of workshops about Shabbat for women's groups that inspired this book. Jacobs's monthly column on family and parenting appears in Jewish newspapers in Baltimore, Los Angeles, Cleveland, Phoenix, and Detroit. She lives with her husband and their two children in Rockville, Maryland.

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  • Posted July 11, 2012

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    Great Start For a Family Tradition

    This is the perfect book for someone starting their own Sabbath celebration. It has recipes and even ideas for keeping your children engaged. All around this is a great starting point for people converting or people looking to begin their own traditions

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  • Posted March 6, 2011

    very real

    lets just put it this way....best challa...best havdala...very easy to follow

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2007

    Great ideas

    Fun to read, great ideas to share Shabbat with your family. Especially recipes and crafts. Love this book!

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