A Simple Shabbat at Home


I am constantly telling my students that Shabbat dinner can be simple. Here is an example from my own life.  We have not-quite-moved-into a new home. There is only a little furniture, but we do have running water and electricity, so I decided that tonight was the night for our first Shabbat dinner here. Menu:

  • takeout roast chicken – my spouse picked it up at a store that makes tasty chicken
  • salad – nothing fancy
  • challah – made and brought by a friend (our first Shabbat guest!)
  • grapes and dates for dessert
  • a bottle of wine
  • Kiddush cups
  • Candles

… on a folding table. We have two chairs so I will sit on the exercise ball I brought here to rest my back while moving.
It’s makeshift. It’s ramshackle. It will be very tasty, and it will be shared with a friend. SHABBAT!

My point is, YOU CAN DO THIS.

Now I have to go and see if we have anything for napkins. Shabbat shalom!

5 Responses to A Simple Shabbat at Home

  1. I love this. You can ring in Shabbat anywhere you find yourself to be, as well. When my partner went to the ER last year on a Friday afternoon, I arrived with challah and wine, we used the light of electric bulbs, and we made Shabbos in an exam room. And more than once we’ve made Shabbos at the HoJo across the street from Disneyland. Teeny airplane-ish wine bottles, muffins standing in for challah, lots of song, davenning, and then an evening stroll down Main Street USA is among my favorite non-traditional Shabbatot.


  2. […] feed them something fancy, just make them welcome. Get takeout and share it on the kitchen table or a card table. Better yet, invite them for Shabbat […]


  3. A couple of years back you used to carry data on mail or through some physical mean. To
    begin with, get everyone who is helping you move a back brace.

    Buy early though, for when you see the bandwagon, it’s already too late.

    This facility gives the means to some nicely organised
    approach with simply traceable and immediately offered resources.
    Problem in Starter Motor: Though usually strong, the starter motor can sometimes face problems too.
    Make sure you have disconnected the washer and fitted the transit brackets to secure the drum.
    If they do, ask to see identification before the plumber enters your home.
    Thus, employees’ active listening skills assist a company to build rapport with customers and help them obtain the
    relevant information they need. Most of us are aware that most of the desert lands do not have sufficient water.
    Randy Neville, one of the pilots said that the plane has operated as they hoped.


  4. If you can get past the smell, and don’t mind reapplying often, you’ll find
    that for its price, it offers an unbelievably great
    color. There are many natural beauty products used, if
    you have one, replace them by a similar option. Contact with eyes can result in extreme
    irritation, which can even be serious.


Comments or Questions? Speak up!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,914 other followers

%d bloggers like this: