After prayers, we once again pronounce the sanctity of Shabbat over a joyous cup of wine. The Shabbat day Kiddush follows a similar (though shorter) format as the Friday night version. (Click here for text, and here for a recording.) Kiddush is followed by the Shabbat day meal, which likewise begins with the ritual washing of the hands and the Hamotzi blessing on two challah loaves, followed by delicious Shabbat food, singing and learning, and Grace after meals. See the Friday Night Wizard for details.

A unique feature of the Shabbat day meal is cholent--a slow-cooking stew (typically made with meat, potatoes and beans, though versions and varieties abound) that sits on a small covered flame from before Shabbat.