According to the Midrash, the lighting of Sabbath candles is a symbolic rectification for Eve's sin in the Garden of Eden. Why?
This blessing is recited after the lighting of candles on Friday night.
Shabbat Parah, Shabbat HaHodesh and Shabbat HaGadol.
Five questions to test your knowledge on everything from kugel to cholent.
The Haftarah selection comes from Hosea 14:2-10 and Micah 7:18-20. Ashkenazic communities add Joel 2:15-27.
Find out when Shabbat starts.
When we can't see the sunset through the clouds, how do we know when Shabbat starts?
Blessings for Food
All about the grace after meals.
This hymn, sung to welcome the Sabbath, has mystical origins.
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 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.