Shabbat Thoughts

 

How Cooking Becomes My Therapy, Opening Me Up For Powerful Change

When the simmering tea kettle begins to whistle and shake in a movie, it’s a signal that tensions are rising in the scene. The metaphorical boiling point is reached between the characters and we’re taught [...]
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Keeping It Cozy: Nourishment Inspo for a Socially Distanced Winter Shabbat

With colder weather comes new opportunities for creativity around the Shabbat dinner table — or Shabbat blanket, Shabbat fire pit, or Shabbat space heater. We’ve compiled a few of our favorite things you can purchase [...]
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Creating Light this Season

We light candles in so many of our rituals: when we observe, when we commemorate, when we celebrate, and when we remember. On Chanukah, we light candles to celebrate the miracle of light. And while [...]
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Mask-Wearing is a Jewish Value

Jewish tradition teaches that saving one life is tantamount to saving the entire world. OneTable takes this teaching seriously, and we’ve leaned on it heavily when designing our social distancing guidelines. This teaching is based [...]
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The Magic of Shabbat in Israel

This is a sponsored post from Masa, the global leader in immersive international career development and leadership experiences in Israel for young Jewish adults from around the world. With a variety of long-term programs in Israel, Masa [...]
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Living Six Days for One

Shabbat at camp is one of the most magical experiences I’ve ever had. For campers, camp is a happy place, the place waited to be in all year round.  Surrounded by camp friends. No parents, [...]
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Celebrating Jewish Creativity Through Shabbat

When I visited Poland, I wasn’t expecting a society which had moved on, in many ways, from the days of Fiddler. I kept expecting the Jews I met there to be like my imagination of [...]
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Shabbat Poetry Project

“...poetry is not a luxury. It is a vital necessity of our existence. It forms the quality of the light within which we predicate our hopes and dreams toward survival and change, first made into [...]
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Finding the Funny on Shabbat

Jews using humor to deal with suffering is a tale as old as...well...Jews, probably. I always think of the Sarah Silverman quote — “Comedy puts light into darkness and darkness can’t live where there’s light. [...]
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Hosting a Solidarity Shabbat

During the week we lose some of the light in our eyes; it is restored to us by the reflection of light in our kiddush cup on Shabbat.   —Talmud Bavli, Shabbat 113b Whether Friday night is [...]
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