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Challah is one of the ways I “do” Judaism in a tangible way, my attempt at hidur mitzvah (beautifying the fulfillment of the commandment). Personalizing mitzvot is a way all of us can approach and enrich our connections to Judaism.
Dear Jonathan, This havdalah spice box, which I've been told is made of German silver, has been handed down in my family. A wedding gift from Morris and Rose Dzialynski to Morris' brother Phillip and Mary Dzialynski, who were married in Savannah, Georgia, it is inscribed "M.&R. D. to P.&M.
On Shabbat Shirah, we celebrate a very special moment in the Torah, a very musical moment in Jewish biblical history. It is the Sabbath of Singing, when we celebrate Moses and Miriam leading the Israelites across the Sea of Reeds (The Red Sea) and out of Egypt.