Angels at the Table: A Practical Guide to Celebrating Shabbat

Angels at the Table: A Practical Guide to Celebrating Shabbat

By: Yvette Alt Miller (author)Hardback

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This is an introduction to all aspects of a traditional Jewish Shabbat, providing both an inspirational call to observe this weekly holiday and a comprehensive resource. At last! here comes a clear, practical guide to the weekly Jewish holiday of Shabbat, celebrated by Jews around the world. Most Jewish readers are familiar with the concept of Shabbat and many already celebrate some aspects of the holiday. Shabbat offers a particularly appealing entree into traditional Jewish practice and "Angels at the Table" interweaves liturgical text, practical advice, information, anecdote and history to provide a perfect entree for anyone who has ever wanted to tap into the Shabbat experience. In clear, straightforward language, it explains the myriad rituals, customs, prayers and rules of a traditional Jewish Shabbat and includes common songs, prayers, recipes and personal stories. Whatever your level of knowledge or religious observance, "Angels at the Table" will answer your questions and become your most trusted resource in observing Shabbat in your own life and understanding how it has sustained the Jewish people through the ages.

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About Author

Yvette Alt Miller is a full-time mother, a Sunday School teacher at various synagogues in the Chicago metropolitan area and a contributing author to the popular Jewish websites www.aish.com and www.Chabad.org. She has taught as an adjunct professor at Northwestern and other universities, and was Director of Public Affairs for the Washington DC office of the United Jewish Communities. Academic background: BA in Government from Harvard; Postgraduate Diploma in Hewbrew and Jewish Studies, Oxford University; Ph.D in International Relations from the LSE. Formerly International Trade Analyst with the US International Trade Commission; Deputy Director and Director of Public Affairs, Washington DC office of United Jewish Communities.

Contents

Foreword; 1 Greeting the Angels: An Overview of Shabbat; 2 Rules and Laws of Shabbat; 3 Shabbat Evening; 4 Drawing Close to God: Blessings at the Shabbat Dinner Table; 5 An Evening of Holiness: Shabbat Dinner and After; 6 Shabbat Early Morning; 7 Finding a Community: Shabbat Morning Services; 8 The Beauty that is Shabbat Lunch; 9 The Holiness of Shabbat Afternoon; 10 Saturday Evening; 11 Torah Questions for your Shabbat Table; 12 Shabbat Songs; 13 Shabbat Activities; 14 Easy, Traditional Shabbat Recipes; 15 Birkat HaMazon: the Blessings after a Meal; Appendix: Ideas for Further Reading.

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/04/2011
  • ISBN13: 9781441123978
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 384
  • ID: 9781441123978
  • weight: 771
  • ISBN10: 1441123970

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