Tisha B’Av That Falls on Shabbat or Sunday

Posted on July 15th, 2018
From Chabad.org

This year Tisha B'Av falls on July 21. Read why the fast is on July 22

The following rules apply to any year on which Tisha B’Av is observed on Sunday—whether it originally fell on Sunday, or whether it fell on Shabbat and the fast was postponed until Saturday night.

On Shabbat, all public displays of mourning are strictly prohibited. On this day we eat, drink and rejoice as is customary—and even more so.

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13 Ways to Make Shabbat Fun for Kids

Posted on July 8th, 2018
By Rosally Saltsman for Chabad.org

There’s a song in Hebrew that goes, “So why isn’t every day Shabbat?” That’s the sentiment we want to instill in our children, so that they’ll look forward to Shabbat as the week progresses.

How do we do this? How do we make our kids appreciate the holy day and not begrudge giving up some activities that they are used to?

The answer is: Make it entertaining, make it special, make it geared to them. Frankly, there’s no day that lends itself to more fun than Shabbat.

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How to Say the Jewish Blessing over Children

Posted on July 1st, 2018
From bimbam.com

This animated short explains how to incorporate a special moment with your kids on Friday night. Whether you bless your child in a traditional way, or add your own twist, it will be a highlight of the week for both of you.


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There’s a Dinosaur Knocking at my Door – the preschool song

Posted on June 24th, 2018
from bimbam.com

It’s a beloved preschool Jewish song – There’s a Dinosaur Knocking on my Door! Sing along with Isaac Zones and this lyrics video and welcome Shabbat with your little ones in a fun way.

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Blessing the Children on Shabbat

Posted on June 17th, 2018
by Ariela Pelaia for ThoughtCo.

Learn Family Shabbat Blessings

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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