Category Archives: Shabbat

Shabbat – Tearing the Challah

At our home as we say the Motzi two members of the family tear the challah in “tug of war” fashion. Thus gettting to the best part of the bread – the center – for everyone to taste before the … Continue reading

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Shabbat – “Kid’s” Wine

We have special “kid’s” Kiddush Cups that we fill with juice rather than wine for the young children to say the prayer over. Our family also clicks the glasses in “toasting fashion” after we say the prayer!

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Shabbat – The Third Candle

We have a candlestick that belonged to our Great Grandparents. Only one has survived. This is the third candle that we light on special Shabbat occasions. Not only is it permissable to light more than two candles, in fact it … Continue reading

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The Shabbat Service

The Sabbath Service Friday Night   The Service begins in song. Everyone is encouraged to join in the songs… most of the words are transliterated in the prayer book. BARECHU The beginning prayer to set the mood.  The leader asks … Continue reading

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