A concise step-by-step guide designed to teach people the meaning and importance of this weekly celebration, as well as its practices. The activities of the Friday evening ritual are set out in a straightforward, simple way, along with instructions on how to perform them, and the information is presented through an exploration of the Shabbat ceremonies of real families representing a cross section of modern Jewish life. Each chapter corresponds to one of ten steps which together comprise the Shabbat dinner ritual, and focuses on the concepts, objects, and meanings behind the specific activity or ritual act. The Shabbat Seder is designed in a unique, easy-to-read format for people with varying degrees of Hebrew skills, with the blessings that accompany the meal written in both Hebrew and English, and accompanied by English transliteration. It includes a question and answer section as well as a Shabbat Gallery offering craft projects, recipes, discussion ideas, and other creative suggestions for enriching the Shabbat experience.