Shabbat and Environmental Awareness

Posted on September 16th, 2018

Rejuvenating ourselves and our planet.

In modern society, we are running, speaking, and thinking at an exceptional rate, and oftentimes we continue all week long without slowing down. Constantly doing, always mobile accessible, habitually multi-tasking.

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What is Shabbat Shuvah?

Posted on September 9th, 2018
The Coffee Shop Rabbi

You may have noticed the words “Shabbat Shuvah” written on the calendar on Shabbat between Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur. It means “Shabbat of Returning” or “Shabbat of Repentance” because it falls in the midst of the days in the Jewish calendar dedicated to teshuvah.

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Blessing the Children on Shabbat

Posted on September 2nd, 2018
by Ariela Pelaia for

Every week as the sun sets on Friday evening the Jewish holiday of Shabbat begins. This day of rest lasts until havdalah is said as the sun sets on Saturday and is dedicated to family, community and spiritual renewal.

Special Blessings
Traditionally Shabbat includes special blessings that are said over the children on Friday night. How these blessings are said varies from home to home. Customarily it is the father who blesses the children by laying his hands on their heads and reciting the blessings below.

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Mila Kunis Shares How Her Family Does Shabbat

Posted on August 26th, 2018

Attention busy parents, everywhere: There’s a new Shabbat guru in town, and her name is Mila Kunis.

The actress, who is married to Ashton Kutcher and is mom to Wyatt, 4, and Dimitri, 2, recently dished to actor/podcast host Dax Shepard about how her family always makes time to do Shabbat on Friday nights.

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I make these almost every Shabbat

Posted on August 19th, 2018
Jamie Geller, The Joy of Kosher


Out of all the things I make (or have made) for Shabbos, this is the one thing my kids beg for...oven-baked sweet potato fries. And these are super simple and packed with so much flavor. Try them this week!


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