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Shabbat Dinner

Shabbat: The Linchpin of Jewish Tradition

Ramaa Reddy Raghavan | Posted 09.30.2014 | Religion
Ramaa Reddy Raghavan

On a warm Friday evening in July, aromas of onions and meat waft through Barbara Meltz's home in Stanhope, New Jersey. She is busy putting the finishing touches to her Shabbat dinner -- Shabbat being the Jewish Sabbath, celebrated every week from sundown on Friday to nightfall on Saturday.

The Neverending Craigslist Shabbat Story

Sarah Barness | Posted 02.24.2014 | DC
Sarah Barness

A friend of a friend of a friend of a friend of a friend showed me an ad they had seen on Craigslist titled "Seven Single White Jewish Males Looking to Host Seven Single Females for Shabbat Dinner." So, duh I responded, duh I got picked, and duh I went.

Challah At Me!

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 01.17.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- If things go as planned, this Friday evening, the "Seven Single White Jewish Males" who placed a recent Craigslist ad looking for dinner...

The Magic of Shabbat Dinner

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 09.12.2012 | Home
Linda Novick O'Keefe

Friday nights can become more than the end of the week. They can be transformed into evenings dedicated to bringing people together, sharing meals and gratitudes, creating memories and community, savoring every bite, every minute together, around the table.

Come For The Kugel

S.R. Hewitt | Posted 04.29.2012 | Religion
S.R. Hewitt

What is there to love about Shabbat? It's a day to rest? It's a day to sleep? Or perhaps, like thousands of of men and women profess after their first full Shabbat experience, it's the food.

Report: Religion Makes You Fat

David Briggs | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
David Briggs

The multiple health benefits of an active faith life tend to stop at four-course Shabbat meals and church supper tables groaning with fried meat, biscuits and gravy, new research shows

Hosted Shabbat Dinners: Mingling On A Friday Night

Ariel Gros-Werter | Posted 09.14.2011 | Religion
Ariel Gros-Werter

Judaism in its nature is a social religion. Inviting people for a large dinner to hang out and meet each other fits what it means to act Jewishly -- to connect with other Jews.

Two Meals, One Story: A Perspective on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict from an American Abroad

Amy York Rubin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amy York Rubin

From their merging of religious tradition with daily life to their personal and historical narratives, the similarities between Muslims and Jews living in Israel is almost tragically comical.

How To Make An Inter-Faith Relationship Work

tangomag.com | Holly Lebowitz Rossi | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Wendy, 32, and Joe, 37, had been dating nearly a year before their divergent faiths first gave them pause. "So, what are they like?" Wendy, who was ra...