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Shabbat

The Shabbat has undoubtedly come down the corridors of history to be the most important Jewish institution, even exceeding the significance of the synagogue. The Shabbat is the “Bride” or “Queen” of Judaism. Around the Shabbat is the religion of Moses, David, Isaiah, Nehemiah and Yeshua based. Everything in Judaism and certainly the entire Bible orbits the Shabbat.

Shah-BAHT (Hebrew), SHA-bas (Yiddish), or Sabbath (English) means “to cease working, to rest” or “to keep a Shabbat.” The Shabbat is found as early as the Genesis creation account where God Himself is seen as resting and finding refreshment. We secondly find Sabbath-keeping among the socially mandated Ten Commandments given at Sinai.

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May 14, 2018

Sabbath: A Gift of Time

Dr. Wayne and Bonnie Wilks Teach on Sabbath

Watch this excellent video teaching by Dr. Wayne and Bonnie Wilks on the traditions and teachings of Shabbat based on Bonnie’s book, Sabbath: A Gift of Time, which can be…

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April 4, 2018

Challah, the Sabbath Bread

Its Meaning and Traditions

In Jewish history, challah symbolizes manna, the special food that God provided for the Israelites during their years of wandering in the desert. It is traditional to have two loaves…

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February 23, 2018

It Tastes Like Cake

A Sabbath Devotional

“…Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and…

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March 1, 2016

The Joy of Sabbath

A Biblical Principle in Jewish Life

The Shabbat has undoubtedly come down the corridors of history to be the most important Jewish institution, even exceeding the significance of the synagogue. The Shabbat is the “Bride” or…

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April 4, 2015

Yiddish Mama’s Kitchen: Challah (Sabbath Bread)

In Jewish history, challah is an essential part of the Friday evening (Erev Shabbat) meal. It symbolizes manna, the special food that God provided for the Israelites during their years…

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April 6, 2010

Yiddish Mama’s Kitchen: White Soup for Sabbath

This hearty potato and onion winter soup is a wonderful start to a Shabbat meal. Its creamy white color is another appropriate welcome for the Bride and Bridegroom on Shabbat!…

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