Shabbat

Shabbat is a day of rest that lasts from sundown on Friday evening through nightfall on Saturday night. In addition to a plethora of things that observant Jews will famously not do on Shabbat (such as driving, working, or turning on a light switch), there are a host of things we do do in order to “make the Shabbat a delight” (in the words of Isaiah 58:13).

Arranging a venue

A Shabbat meal can be the dinning room, a hall or we can gather out doors at a park or the garden lawn! Typically, the meals are potluck dinners. This way you can invite 10 people or 100. Don’t forget to arrange cutlery, plates and cups. Invite guests to bring refreshments too.

An explanation to the Shabbat custom celebrated by the Jewish people in the Bible

The Food

Shabbat food is traditionally multi-course and certain Kosher laws are observed however for this Shabbat demonstration dinner (with Know My Faith) for  your home group, Church or Hosts of Israeli Travelers. We recommend a potluck dinner where every guest is invited to bring a dish.
Please let Know My Faith know if anyone is interested in having a go at making challah (Traditional Jewish bread).

Challah

Shabbat is a day of rest that lasts from sundown on Friday evening through nightfall on Saturday night. In addition to a plethora of things that observant Jews will famously not do on Shabbat (such as driving, working, or turning on a light switch), there are a host of things we do do in order to “make the Shabbat a delight” (in the words of Isaiah 58:13).

The first portion of your kneading, you shall separate as a dough offering (challah)… (Numbers 15:20-21)…..

Are you interested in the back story on Challah?  

Why not give it a go yourself? Take me to the recipe

Kiddush

Our Know My Faith Speaker will recite kiddush holding a cup of wine, actually – it will not be wine, we will replace wine with grape juice and everyone will receive a few sips to drink as we pass the cup around. The recitation of this blessing over a cup of wine is a way of fulfilling the mitzvah of sanctifying the day of rest (the word kiddush translates as “sanctification”).

On Friday night all typically stand for the recitation of kiddush, while on Shabbat day some people sit. Take your cues from those around you.

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