my shabbox

In October, I am hosting a Shabbat dinner, courtesy of Taglit Birthright, the organization that sent me and my sister to Israel FOR FREE. I even get my own Shabbox to use during throughout the dinner! I was browsing the internet for inspiration, so I decided to share it here.

My future Shabbox. The name cracks me up every time!

Image credit:

"Challah" back. #JewJokes

The Western Wall, where we spent our last Shabbat

And you KNOW this will be playing.

And if you have no idea what to do for a Shabbat dinner (ahem, not me, of course):

Going to Shabbat Dinner for Dummies

Judaism 101: Shabbat

How to Host a Trendy Shabbat Dinner

 (since obviously being trendy is very important on this special night)




Photo Credit: Diversity in Prayer

My sister wrote a piece, entitled WWJD?, for a class many years ago, and it’s stuck with me. I’m not religious, but the message it carries about religion is universal and timeless. Her writing is incredibly vivid and heartfelt- I feel like I’ve stepped into the scene. I have to admit, I bawl like a baby every time I read this.

I really encourage you to read it and let me know any feedback you have [which I can pass on to her!]. I would love for this to get published one day; I know it would mean a lot to my sister.

Read it here: WWJD?

[In case any of you are unaware, WWJD? stands for What Would Jesus Do?]