Friday, January 18, 2013

Birthright Shabbat, Part 2

Birthright Shabbat, Part 2 | David Suissa | Jewish Journal:

I don’t often write about the same subject in consecutive weeks, but because my “Birthright Shabbat” column last week elicited an unusual amount of feedback, I thought I’d share some of it with you, as well as build on the idea.
Last week, I wrote about the special magic of the Friday-night Shabbat meal to attract all kinds of Jews who are disconnected from their Judaism, and I suggested a national initiative that would do for Judaism what Birthright Israel did for Israel.

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Friday, January 11, 2013

Birthright Shabbat

The Shabbat meal takes an idea everyone loves — Thanksgiving — and makes it a meaningful weekly experience.
The beauty of this meal is that it can be tailored to attract any taste: a poetry Shabbat, a spiritual Shabbat, a literary Shabbat, a culinary Shabbat, a storytelling Shabbat, a Zionist Shabbat, a singles Shabbat, a green Shabbat, a social justice Shabbat and so on.

Birthright Shabbat