Shabbat Zemirot - Songs Sung Around the Table

Posted on April 15th, 2018

 

Friday night, Shabbat begins. A time when work ceases and family can spend a relaxing evening together around the dinner table.  Here are several traditional zemirot, Shabbat songs, and some newer ones, that you and your family can learn from YouTube and when Shabbat comes, sing around the dinner table. So turn off your electronic devices, and experience the wonder of Shabbat; of eating together, singing together, being together.

Click on each song to get to the YouTube video.

Shalom Aleichem 

Tzur Mishelo 

Yom Zeh L'Yisrael 

Ya Ribon Olam 

Shabbat Shalom 

There's A Dinosaur Knocking on My Door 

Want more information on Shabbat? Check out Jvillage Network's Shabbat Guide. 

What is Shabbat? Intro to the Jewish Sabbath Through Videos

Posted on April 8th, 2018
From BimBam


Every week, many Jews around the world take a 25-hour break to recharge and reflect. Learn more about why and how Jews observes the Sabbath in this new video.

Parents and kids – use this karaoke video to learn the blessing together for lighting Shabbat candles from our friends at Temple Sinai Preschool in Oakland and the Shaboom! singers. Practice as much as you want…and Shabbat shalom to your family!

Continue to the BimBam website to download a handy-dandy blessings cheat sheet to post on your fridge and use together!

 

Want more information on Shabbat? Check out Jvillage Network's Shabbat Guide. 

Last Day of Passover in the United States

Posted on April 1st, 2018
From TimeandDate.com

 

This coming Saturday, April 7, is the last day of Passover in the Diaspora except for more liberal strains of Jewish practice, whose last day is April 6.


What Do People Do?

Passover lasts for up to eight days (or seven days among Reform Jewish groups). There are many Jewish people who adhere to most of the Sabbath observances during the last day of Passover. Some may take a holiday around this time of the year. It is also a time for Jewish people to recite special blessings or prayers, as well as visit a synagogue or listen to readings from the Torah and eat a ceremonial meal.

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Are you looking for meal ideas until the holiday ends? Check out Jvillage Network's Passover Guide's section: Great Eats for the Entire Week.

Do we do anything special because Seder falls on a Friday night this year?

Posted on March 25th, 2018
By RABBI VICTOR S. APPELL for ReformJudaism.org


When the seder falls on Friday evening, we acknowledge both Shabbat and the holiday of Passover. We recite a slightly different candle blessing that includes the words “yom tov” (festival). The Kiddush too, is different, and is sung to a special melody. The Kiddush sung when the seder falls on Saturday night includes a special addition for Havdalah.

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Want more information on Passover? Check out Jvillage Network's Passover Guide.

What is Shabbat Hagadol

Posted on March 19th, 2018
By Eliyahu Kitov for chabad.org

 

This Shabbat, March 24, 2018, is Shabbat Hagadol


The Shabbat which precedes Passover is called Shabbat haGadol, the Great Sabbath, for many and varied reasons, as we shall explain below.

There are also many special customs associated with this Shabbat. It was in Egypt that Israel celebrated the very first Shabbat Ha-Gadol on the tenth of Nissan, five days before their redemption. On that day, the Children of Israel were given their first commandment which applied only to that Shabbat, but not to future generations: On the tenth day of this month [Nissan]... each man should take a lamb for the household, a lamb for each home (Exodus 12:3).


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Want more information on Passover? Check out Jvillage Network's Passover Guide.

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