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What may I bring my host on Shabbat?

Rabbi E: Welcome. I'll be with you in a moment..., but you should know, I AM SO GLAD YOU ARE HERE! guest: What should I bring to shabbat meal if I am...

I am invited to my Jewish friend's Shabbat dinner. What will the meal be like?

Rabbi Eliezer G: Welcome to the Rabbi's one on one chat room, how can I help you today? William: hello. I am not Jewish. I do work with a Jewish guy...

Why do we cover the Challah on the Shabbat table?

Manna Memories When the Jews traveled for forty years in the desert, they were fed with manna, “bread from heaven” which rained down upon them...

What are the basic halachic requirements for a Shabbat or holiday meal?

 • We are commanded to “delight” on the Shabbat.1 This obligates us to have pleasure on Shabbat by partaking of appetizing...

Is it permitted to have a pareve or dairy Shabbat or holiday meal?

It is written in the Code of Jewish Law that one should eat meat and fish and drink wine to celebrate the Shabbat. However, the very same Code of Jewish...

Can I invite a non-Jew to a Passover seder?

Rabbi Shlomo Chein: Welcome. I'll be with you in a moment...what's on your mind? Effi: Are you allowed to have non-Jews over on Passover for the seder?...

What can I do for my wonderful Shabbat hosts?

Rabbi Yossi Turk: Bienvenidos Welcome. Un minuto ya lo atiendo. I'll be with you in a moment...Grateful: I feel bad always going to Shabbos meals but...

What is an appropriate gift for a host at a Shabbat meal?

Rabbi Yossi Turk: Bienvenidos Welcome. Un minuto ya lo atiendo. I'll be with you in a moment...Jake: Shalom!Jake: what would be an appropriate gift to...

What is the procedure for blessing children on Friday night?

On Shabbat, every Jew is endowed with a neshamah yetairah, an extra dimension of holiness which descends upon every Jewish soul. It is appropriate to...

Why do we recite the Aishet Chayil ("A Woman of Valor...") on Friday Night?

After the Shalom Aleichem, it is customary to recite the Aishet Chayil, a twenty-two verse poem with which King Solomon concludes the book of Proverbs,...