After lighting the Sabbath candles, many people wave their hands in a circular motion three times and bring their hands to their face when finished. A beautiful interpretation of this practice is that it helps us bring the light and peace of Shabbat into our neshamahs, our homes, and our
On the Shabbat before Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Jewish communities around the country commemorate Shabbat Tzedek – a Shabbat of Justice – in connection with MLK Day weekend.
A prayer for all types of mothers, to say on the Shabbat before Mother's Day (or anytime).
Blessings for putting on a prayer shawl (tallit, tallis).
Blessing over the wine for the festival of Passover when the seder falls on Friday night. The Shehecheyanu (see below) is recited after the kiddush, immediately before drinking the wine
Fill a Kiddush cup with wine or grape juice. Raise it and recite...
Prior to chanting the Haftarah (a reading from Prophets or Writings that varies weekly), the reader says:
Learn the blessings for before and after the reading of the Torah.
Silent prayer, based on Psalm 34:14 at the conclusion of the Amidah, the central section of the service.
Version of the Kaddish, praising God, that serves to delineate different sections of the service.