Shabbat

How to Host Shabbat Dinner

It's easier—and more rewarding—than you think!

5 Must Have Gadgets for Shabbat-Observant Jews

From a foldable hot plate to a Shabbat light bulb, these devices help make the Sabbath easier for observant Jews.

Ask the Expert: Taking Challah

Why do we burn up a little piece of dough when we make bread?

Shabbat and Environmental Awareness

Rejuvenating ourselves and our planet.

Friday Night at Home

The traditional Shabbat evening rituals are best shared with family and friends.

Why Do So Few Jews Observe Shabbat?

The problem is not that Shabbat is irrelevant, but that it is too relevant.

Hadlakat Nerot: The Spark of Transition

A little fire and a little magic makes the lighting of Shabbat candles a moment to slow down and see things differently.

Preparing for Shabbat

Getting ready for the arrival of the Sabbath Queen.

What Do Shabbat Candles Have to Do With Eve’s Sin?

According to the Midrash, the lighting of Sabbath candles is a symbolic rectification for Eve's sin in the Garden of Eden. Why?

How to Say the Blessing Over Shabbat Candles

This blessing is recited after the lighting of candles on Friday night.

3 Special Shabbats to Get You in the Mood for Passover

Shabbat Parah, Shabbat HaHodesh and Shabbat HaGadol.