Shabbat Celebration

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On Saturday we celebrated the Sabbath.  We are in the middle of a 3 week study on the Israelites’ wanderings in the desert, the 10 Commandments, the tabernacle, and Jewish holidays. (Tapestry of Grace Year One – Weeks 7, 8, and 9) We used the book Walk with Y’shua through the Jewish Year  as our guide. We decided to celebrate our Sabbath beginning on Saturday night and going through Sunday instead of Friday and Saturday because we celebrate Sunday as the Lord’s Day.


On Saturday afternoon, we made challah.

Shabbat Celebration
Here we are braiding the dough.

This is the finished loaf ready for its final rise.

This is our table set for our feast. We’re just waiting for sunset. (And our roast to be finished.)

Here we are (4 out of 6) enjoying our challah.


We started our feast with the blessing over the cup. We used grape juice instead, but we brought out the fancy glasses. This was followed by the blessing of the challah. After that, it was time for our meal, but unfortunately the roast was still not ready. I made an eye of round roast, roasted at 475 degrees for 7 minutes per pound. Then the oven was turned off and unopened for 2-1/2 hours. Unfortunately, the roast was a little rare for our taste. I had tried a similar method in the past that turned out delicious. It was baked at 375 for an hour, then the oven was turned off and the roast left for about 2 hours. I used the different method because it matched the size of roast that I had, but I’ll stick to the other way in the future. There’s nothing worse than waiting for the main course! After we finally had our roast, we finished up with apple pie. It was a fun evening and an experience that will be remembered by the whole family.

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3 thoughts on “Shabbat Celebration”

  1. counterculturalmom

    That sounds great! Looks like you had lots of fun! My kids think Challah is the best bread ever since our feast a few weeks ago. Your loaf looked so beautiful, you must make bread all the time.



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