Author: OneTable

Gratitude After the Meal: Mindful Eating Practices

Create a sense of gratitude at your Shabbat dinner table with Birkat Ha’mazon. By: Dr. C Tova Markenson After the Meal Blessings: Mindful Eating Practices If you bring to mind the best meal that you’ve had [...]
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Shabbat Shuvah: The Potential for Transformation

Dr. C. Tova Markenson loves exploring the mystery of the present moment through story, ritual, and Shabbat! Read Tova’s thoughts about Shabbat Shuvah, a special Shabbat between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. A refrain of [...]
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Going Full Circle: Challah Rituals

Dr. C. Tova Markenson loves exploring the mystery of the present moment through story, ritual, and Shabbat! Read a reflection about Tova’s experiences with challah on Shabbat with some special twists for the new year [...]
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A Splash of Ritual: Handwashing on Shabbat

Dr. C. Tova Markenson loves exploring the mystery of the present moment through story, ritual, and Shabbat! Read a reflection about Tova’s experiences with the handwashing ritual on Shabbat. I do not have an especially [...]
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Making Kiddush: Why, When, Where, and How

Dr. C. Tova Markenson loves exploring the mystery of the present moment through story, ritual, and Shabbat! Read a reflection about Tova's experiences with blessing the wine. In Jewish tradition, time for rest is required. [...]
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Opening Your Table to New Guests

Welcoming new people to your dinner is a beautiful way to build community + share the gift of Shabbat. Opening our homes to guests — whether or not we know them already — is one of [...]
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Ways to Gather

Hosting Shabbat dinner and wondering which type of dinner to choose?     OneTable offers many options so you can choose what’s right for you that week. Here’s the breakdown: Open: Anyone can attend, best [...]
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Contemplative Candle Lighting

Dr. C. Tova Markenson loves exploring the mystery of the present moment through story, ritual, and Shabbat! Read a reflection about Tova's experiences with lighting Shabbat candles. Candle lighting is a simple act with so [...]
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Melech + Ruach: Word Choices for Blessings

At Shabbat dinners, you might hear different versions in the beginning of the blessings over candle lighting, wine, hand washing, and challah: Baruch Atah Adonai Eloheinu Melech ha’olam or Baruch Atah Adonai Eloheinu Ruach ha’olam. What’s the […]

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Shabbat Goes Where You Go

Summer is in full swing, which means more traveling, relaxing around town, and time away from “everyday” life. While this much-needed break from the monotony of your week is relaxing and well-deserved, incorporating rituals into [...]
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