OneTable, The Oldest New Way to Do Friday Night
By Eat Up New York
June 10, 2015
Growing up it was the norm for many of my friends to have a mandatory Shabbat dinner with their families every Friday night. For those not familiar with this Jewish tradition, Shabbat is defined as the Jewish day of rest and the seventh day of the week on which religious Jews will observe the holiday by refraining from all work activities. To mark the beginning of Shabbat, a dinner is held where candles are lit and blessings are recited. Even for non-orthodox or religious Jews, Shabbat dinner marks a special time for families to get together at the end of the week and enjoy a meal and meaningful conversation.