Shabbat

Sweet Potato Kugel

A sweet and earthy treat for the Shabbat table.

Shabbat for Families

How to make Shabbat your family's favorite day of the week.

Eruv & Women

The construction of an eruv in most traditional communities may be a response to the needs of women.

Shabbat in the Community

Overview of Shabbat in the Community. Weekly Holy Day. Jewish Shabbat.

Shabbat Hazon & Shabbat Nahamu

The Sabbaths before and after Tisha B'Av provide a message of comfort and consolation.

Shabbat in the Bible

The Sabbath was a cornerstone of the Temple service and of popular observance in ancient Israel.

Celebrating Shabbat in Many Ways

Contemporary Jews have adapted traditional Shabbat practices in non-traditional and sometimes surprising ways.

Shabbat in the Modern World

In modern times, non-Orthodox Jews have largely abandoned Shabbat observance, despite many innovations intended to encourage it.

Mystical Shabbat

The masters of Kabbalah explained all of the elements of the Sabbath rituals as a consistent thematic drama of the reunion of the Shekhinah the Sabbath bride, with her mate--and in so doing exerted considerable influence on the shape of those rituals.

The Rabbis’ Shabbat II: Enjoyment and Spiritual Fulfillment

The Rabbis used requirements and prohibitions to shape a Shabbat experience in which creative activity is set aside to make time for matters of the spirit. Second of two parts.

Shabbat as Preview of the Perfected World

Rabbinic literature and medieval Kabbalah describe the day as a foretaste of life in the perfected "world to come" that traditional Judaism anticipates.