Celebrate the joy of “making Shabbat” each week in your home—with rituals, prayers, blessings, food, and song.
This expanded, easy-to-use edition of the classic spiritual sourcebook offers updated information, more ideas, and new resources for every aspect of the holy day.
An inspiring how-to guide to every aspect of Shabbat, including:
- History and meaning
- How to prepare
- Rituals, prayers, and blessings (step-by-step)
- The Sabbath day
- Songs and prayers in English, Hebrew, and Yiddish (with clear transliterations)
- Recipes for traditional and modern foods to spice up the Shabbat menu
- Family activities to enhance the experience
Enriched by real-life voices sharing practical suggestions and advice, this creative resource helps us to reacquaint ourselves with time-tested traditions and discover old and new ways to celebrate Shabbat, including biblically-inspired songs and games, Shabbat-related crafts, and more family-tested ideas.
“A comprehensive, rich resource for teachers and students of Judaism’s greatest gift—the Sabbath.”
—Anita Diamant, author of The New Jewish Baby Book and
How to Be a Jewish Parent
“Ron Wolfson is the ideal guide for a family learning to celebrate Shabbat. He is intimate, funny, knowledgeable, and creative. Shabbat offers his accessible wisdom to families everywhere.”
—Rabbi David Wolpe, Sinai Temple, Los Angeles; author of
Teaching Your Children about God
“Covers virtually every aspect of the Sabbath.”
—Jewish Book World
“Ron Wolfson is an outstanding teacher. He helps us to see the world through Shabbat eyes and gives us the gift of a Sabbath heart.”
—Sandy Eisenberg Sasso, author of God’s Paintbrush and
Adam & Eve’s First Sunset: God’s New Day
“Shabbat is particularly valuable for those who are entering Judaism for the first time and who are looking for a nurturing, supportive, and informative guide to help them on their journey in. We welcome them and we thank Dr. Wolfson.”
—Rabbi Kerry M. Olitzky, executive director, Jewish Outreach Institute; author of The Rituals & Practices of a Jewish Life: A Handbook for Personal Spiritual Renewal
“Ron Wolfson has a great gift for making Jewish practices dynamic, and endowing them with spiritual depth. This book will help make the Shabbat, the most important day in the Jewish week, the most important day in your week, as well.”
—Rabbi Joseph Telushkin, author of The Book of Jewish Values and Jewish Literacy
About the Art of Jewish Living Series
The Art of Jewish Living, a project of the Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs and American Jewish University, is a series of books designed for adults and families seeking to enter into the center of Jewish life. Each features real Jewish families reflecting on their experiences with Jewish practice, along with detailed information and instruction on the performance and meaning of Jewish celebration.