Shabbat

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.

Shabbat Food Quiz

Five questions to test your knowledge on everything from kugel to cholent.

Haftarah for Shabbat Shuvah

The Haftarah selection comes from Hosea 14:2-10 and Micah 7:18-20. Ashkenazic communities add Joel 2:15-27.

Shabbat Candle-Lighting Times

Find out when Shabbat starts.

Ask the Expert: When Does Shabbat Start?

When we can't see the sunset through the clouds, how do we know when Shabbat starts?

Lecha Dodi

This hymn, sung to welcome the Sabbath, has mystical origins.

Shabbat: A Hasidic View

For one Hasidic master, Shabbat is not the weekend, but the sacred center of the week, which illuminates the days before and after.

The Rabbis’ Shabbat Part I: Prohibitions

The rabbis of antiquity used prohibitions to shape a Shabbat experience in which creative activity is set aside to make time for matters of the spirit. First of two parts.