Behold our dining room table:
Tonight we pushed back some of the stuff of daily life to make room for Shabbat. Hence our dining room table is 1/2 Shabbat and 1/2 the stuff of daily life. Two kids, two jobs, Amazon prime, birthday party supplies, unpacking from recent Israel trip: the stuff of daily life accumulates. And thank God daily life is so full of miracles, so meaningful, and so compelling. We’re blessed. But still, in our house we are happiest when we make room for Shabbat. Hence, at least this Friday, the stuff of daily life is literally pushed aside to make room for Shabbat. May it be a Shabbat Shalom!
Making room for Shabbat