erika davis is a washington state-based writer, blogger and jewish diversity advocate. For almost 8 years she recorded her journey to judaism in her popular blog, Black Gay and Jewish. Today she blogs about her life in the PNW and occasionally writes in third person

Shabbat HaGadol

The Big Shabbat

Shabbat before Pesach

The Great Shabbat

One of the women in my rosh chodesh groups alerted us to the date; today is the Shabbat before Passover, a "big" Shabbat. But what makes this Shabbat different from all other Shabbats? (other than the fact that it's the LAST SHABBAT WITH CHALLAH FOR A WEEK!) It's considered the Shabbat of great miracles. On this night Moses commands the Jewish people to paint the doorposts of their homes with lamb's blood. On this Shabbat the rabbis tended to give long sermons on all of the laws of Pesach, which made it a lengthy service. Lastly, the Haftorah portion for this Shabbat speaks of the coming of the Moshiach. (thanks, Chabad)

As much as I'd love to celebrate this Shabbes in a big way with lots of delicious Challah, I'll be working tonight. The only benefit is that it's the last time I'll have to work on Shabbat and for that I'm grateful.

Here's a peek at what's in my ears this Shabbes.
Moshav released their 2nd Shabbat album and it's Ahmazing!
I'm looking into Kohanet training in 2019, they have an album to accompany their siddur.

Shabbat Shalom, y'all. Make it big.

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