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On Shabbat Rituals

And on the seventh day, HaShem completed His work that He had made; and He rested on the seventh day from all His work that He had made.  And HaShem blessed the seventh day and He hallowed it, for thereon he rested from all His work that HaShem created to do.Growing up, Friday night held sacred traditions.  The family gathered for Kabbalat Shabbat, ate delicious food off a beautifully-prepared table dressed in white, and, if we were really lucky, sat for hours singing nigunim at the top of our lungs.  Unless one of us was invited to spend Shabbat with another family, we were not excused, which was fine by me. I relished the Shabbat ritual, the combination of Sephardic...

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