Ritual Guides

 

AUDIO | Shabbat Guided Meditations

Finding presence, quieting the thoughts in our minds, and transitioning seamlessly into Shabbat — these things are hard. But what can help us shift from constantly doing to simply being are Shabbat rituals infused with [...]
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Shabbat Alone, Together | The OneTable Guide

Friday night with OneTable is all about feeling good, and we’re looking at ways to keep that magic of Shabbat, while protecting the health and safety of one another. We know that this is difficult [...]
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Death over [Shabbat] Dinner

Death and Dying are not easy subjects to introduce into a conversation, but that doesn’t mean that they should be avoided. On the contrary, some of the deepest and most meaningful conversations about life occurred [...]
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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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