Friday night dinner - a screen shot
courtesy of Zoom
Friday night - Erev Shabbat - is important.
Families gather to welcome the Shabbat and enjoy a delicious dinner. We
are not religious; although we
do light candles and say the kiddush.
do not regard it primarily as a religious ceremony. For us iit is a
moment in the week that brings family together to share an ancient
tradition while stressing family ties. We all are busy and have
activities that tend to separate families and family members. At least
for the Friday night meal we are all together, whether within our own
homes or in our larger family groups.
Covid-19 made meeting for dinner impossible, so we utilized "Zoom" and
together celebrated Erev Shabbat and kiddush. It was very emotional to
see how happy everyone was to see each other and 'be together.'