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A basic guide to Shabbat observance—candle-lighting, kiddush, havdalah, and much more . . .

The Shabbat Basics

The Shabbat Basics

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Candle lighting. Kabbalat Shabbat. Sholom Aleichem. Kiddush. Havdalah. The sounds, tastes and scents of Shabbat--the stuff of which are fondest, most profound memories are made
The Friday night "Shabbat greeting" prayers have been legendary throughout the ages for their poetry and haunting and joyful melodies
Shabbat Shalom or Gut Shabbos
What to say? As always, different Jews have different ways of doing things.
The commencement of the Shabbat meal--the kiddush (sanctification)--sets the tone for the meal and day and defines what makes it special
Morning prayers, Shabbat meal, a restful and soulful Shabbat afternoon -- these and more in this section which leads you through the Shabbat day
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