Something bothered the sages of Israel when they read Exodus 20:8. The verse does not simply say “Remember the Sabbath,” indicating the need to set apart the Sabbath at its outset on Friday evening, but it says, “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.” Certainly if the night of the Sabbath is to be sanctified, then how much more so the daytime! Thus, they instituted a custom of brief Kiddush blessing along with the daytime Sabbath meal called Kiddusha Rabba: “the great sanctification.”
Related Prayer Resources
The Sabbath Table Prayer Books and Audio Companion
The Sabbath Table is offered in two editions; both present Hebrew (or Transliterated Hebrew) and English on facing pages, consisting of Sabbath table blessings, songs, providing Messianic Jews and Gentiles with expressions of praise and prayer deeply rooted in Jewish soil. Exquisitely crafted, comprehensive, and thoroughly Messianic, The Sabbath Table stands proudly next to any comparative resource published in traditional Judaism.
The Sabbath Table Audio Companion provides melodies and songs that will fill your home with joy and delight. A CD or MP3 resource that contains high-quality recordings of the essential Sabbath Table blessings, prayers, and songs. This 48-track audio resource provides standard melodies and clearly articulated lyrics for Hebrew prayers such as Eshet Chayil, Kiddushfor Friday night, Kiddusha Rabba, Yedid Nefesh, Psalm 23, and the complete Birkat HaMazon (Grace After Meals).