Video: How to Braid Challah Jewish cooking expert Tina Wasserman demonstrates how to braid a six-braid challah. How to Say the Shabbat Blessings Rabbi Leora Kaye explains how to make the blessings over the Shabbat candles, wine, and bread (challah). Read More What is Shabbat? Intro to the Jewish Sabbath What is Shabbat? Watch this video to learn more about why and how Jews observe Shabbat. How to Make Chicken Soup Jewish cooking expert Tina Wasserman demonstrates how to make chicken soup for Passover, Shabbat or any day. Read More More on Shabbat Image Shabbat Evening Blessings: Kiddush - Blessing over Wine Blessing over the wine and sanctification of the day for Shabbat. Image Blessings and Customs for Shabbat Learn about the customs of the Shabbat table, and the meanings behind them. Image Why Is Challah So Beloved by the Jewish People? How did challah become the favorite Jewish bread? It goes back to the medieval times, when in South Germany (15th century), Jews started to adopt from their neighbors this type of bread for the Sabbath and holidays.