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Events and Activities Ideas:  Shabbat Zachor - March 2002 - 13 Adar

Shabbat Zachor is the Shabbat of Remembrance. It dedicates a Shabbat to our Jewish brethren suffering around the world. For the most part, these are Jews experiencing political oppression for the simple fact that they are Jews. [Full article...]
By: 12th House 
Jews Around the World
Judaism > Holidays with a Twist > Shabbat


Jewish Symbols:  Challah

A special feature of the three Shabbat meals is the Shabbat loaf of bread, or challah. Each Shabbat meal begins, as do all meals, by saying the blessing for bread. [Full article...]
By: Anton Marks
Judaism > Holidays with a Twist > Shabbat
Judaism > Jewish Symbols


Jewish Symbols:  The Shabbat Candles

The original function of Shabbat candles was a practical one. They were intended to enhance the enjoyment of the day by improving visibility. The sages realized that the domestic peace (shalom bayit) appropriate to the holy day would be diminished if members of the household were constantly stumbling over one another in the darkness. [Full article...]
By: Anton Marks
Judaism > Holidays with a Twist > Shabbat
Judaism > Jewish Symbols


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