shabbat

How to Make Shabbat Meaningful at Home

There are many ways to make Shabbat feel meaningful outside of attending synagogue and sharing meals with friends.

7 Reasons to Observe Shabbat

The Jewish day of rest is a gift — use it wisely.

V’shamru: Guarding the Divine Convenant

This Shabbat prayer is a reminder that the Sabbath is a sign of the enduring covenant between God and the Jewish people.

How to Experience Shabbat as Redemption

The sea of Sabbath rules and restrictions can be overwhelming. Here's how to experience them as joy and freedom.

A Prayer for the Planet

Instead of assuming that humans can fix every problem, the prayer humbly asks God to bless creation again.

El Adon: Finding God in the Shifting Light

This meditation recited on Shabbat morning is the response of a poetic soul to the daily rising of the sun.

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?

Psalm 90: Counting Our Days Rightly

The capacity to resist the injustice of the world is present with us every day.

How to Say Yigdal

This hymn, based on Maimonides' 13 principles of faith, is often sung at the conclusion of Friday night services.

Shalom Aleichem

This poem is sung in virtually all Jewish homes prior to the Shabbat evening meal.