Shabbat Prayers & Blessings
What does Judaism's Priestly Blessing and Star Trek's Vulcan Greeting have in common?
It is a mitzvah (commandment) for women to light candles to usher in the Sabbath day of rest. Read a succinct explanation of why and how.
One of the most moving Shabbat rituals is the blessing over the children given on Friday night.
Woman of Valor, Aishet Chayil in Hebrew, is a hymn which is customarily recited on Friday evenings, after returning from synagogue and singing "Shalom Aleichem" and before sitting down to the Shabbat evening meal.
What blessings are recited during the Havdalah ceremony practiced at the end of the Sabbath day?
What blessings are said when separating challah?
After the Torah is read and is about to be returned to the ark, it is raised in the air. Members of the congregation, while reciting a prayer, raise their little finger toward the Torah. Why?