Often when we think about Jewish holidays, we think of Passover, Hanukkah, and other annual celebrations. Unlike these holidays, the Sabbath (Shabbat in Hebrew) is a Jewish celebration that occurs every week. It is central to Jewish life, and includes special blessings over candles, wine, challah, and more. The blessings below – recite them all or pick just one or two – can help us slow down, unwind, and truly set Shabbat apart from the rest of the days of the week, whether with centuries’ old customs and traditions or with new rituals and practices that fit our 21st century lives. . Learn more about Shabbat customs and rituals.