Author: OneTable

Shabbat in a Time of Chaos

It was late 2017, and we were feeling emotionally drained. News outlets were screaming Breaking News!: political scandals, hurricanes, Hollywood sex scandals. Each headline felt additionally taxing. Amidst all the chaos, one of the more [...]
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New York, meet your new Hub Manager: Rachel!

Please welcome Rachel, our new New York Hub Manager, to the OneTable team! Rachel is joining OneTable after completing her M.A. in Jewish Education from the William Davidson School at JTS, where she had a concentration […]

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Hand Washing Blessing (Netilat Yadayim) Audio

If you’re up for it, there is an opportunity between the rituals of sanctification (wine blessing - Kiddush) and nourishment (challah blessing - Motzi), to invite your guests to get up. The practice of hand [...]
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Wine Blessing (Kiddush) Audio

Pretty much all Jewish ceremonies and celebrations involve wine, and Shabbat dinner is no exception. But ritual doesn’t exist for the sake of itself, it exists to accomplish something, almost like an ancient form of [...]
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Blessing Over Bread (Motzi) Audio

In the ancient near east, if there wasn’t bread on the table it wasn’t a meal, and as a result the Jewish sages viewed bread as the primary source of nourishment, both literally and spiritually. [...]
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