Traditionally, the Shabbat is honored with three meals dedicated to it. The "third meal" (called Seudah Shelishit or Shalosh Seudot) is a light repast eaten in late afternoon, between the Minchah and Maariv services.

During the summer months, this is also the time that we read from Ethics of the Fathers--a collection of sayings and teachings by the Talmudic sages.