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Parshat Beshalach
In order to enable the Jews to observe Shabbat while wandering in the desert, G-d provided them with a double portion of manna on Friday. To commemorate this miracle, the Sages instituted that we break bread over two complete loaves at the start of every ...
The long-standing Jewish custom is for Shabbat breads to be braided. Here's why.
It is to commemorate the fact that the Jews in the desert received a double portion of mannah every Friday in honor of Shabbat.
The gift that falls from heaven
Contemporary Halachah and Kitzur Shulchan Aruch
This halacha class discusses the two loaves (lechem mishneh) used for the Shabbat meals, and also the third meal (seuda shlishit) on Shabbat afternoon.
Discovering Talmudic Principles
This three-part Talmud series will explore the sixteenth chapter of tractate Shabbat, focusing on principles related to the bread for the Shabbat meals. In particular, we discover the origins of the Challah and the mitzvah of the ‘Two Loaves of Bread’ on ...
The Laws of Shabbat
Learn the laws and customs to properly perform the mitzvah of Kiddush on Shabbat, for example covering the challah before Kiddush, the meal that must immediately follow kiddush, and reciting kiddush again for others.
Practical Parshah - Beshalach
A double portion of manna would fall from heaven on Fridays. We discuss the mitzvah of the “double Shabbos loaves” (lechem mishneh) and other customs of the Shabbat meal.
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