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Welcome Shabbat with CandlesA few minutes before sunset on Friday night, we welcome Shabbat by lighting two candles and saying a special blessing.
Bless The Wine and ChallahAfter the candles are lit on Friday night, we begin the ceremonial meal by making blessings over the wine (kiddush) and challah (hamotzi).
Rest and RelaxShabbat is a day to take a break from the busy week. People honor this special day in many different ways. Some celebrate with family time, some visit cultural institutions, and others use the day for reflection.