The Meals of the Sabbath
At the dinner table, families and friends gather for festive meals to celebrate the God-given gift of the Sabbath. Three traditional meals throughout the day (and one more the following night) help to infuse the day with delight, joy, and honor. The meals of the Sabbath serve a higher purpose than merely passing the time or satisfying our stomachs; they are opportunities to celebrate the goodness of God and to delight in his commandments. Make your Sabbath meals special, and join the chorus of the generations by lifting your voice in prayer, blessings, songs, and words of Torah.
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Blessings of Thanks Before and After Meals
Nodeh Lecha, or as it is called in English, We Thank You, offers a simple and innovative liturgy for disciples of Yeshua by weaving the ancient meal blessings of Judaism together with recently discovered prayers of the early believers.
Traditional interpretations typically denigrate the Temple and attempt to disassociate the believers from any association with it. That’s balderdash. The book of Acts shows us that the Temple was the geographical locus of the Yeshua-movement, and it portrays the first-century believers as a Temple-based sect of Jerusalem Judaism.