Friday, November 18, 2016

Welcoming Shabbat in Switzerland


Shabbat candles, a kiddush cup, and (not showing) wine and bread -- all the elements for welcoming the Jewish Sabbath -- right here today at the Protestant monastery in Switzerland! 
On Fridays the volunteers (all two of us, meanwhile) eat lunch with our volunteer coordinator sisters. 
Today we made it into an early Kabbalat Shabbat with the main blessings which I recited in Hebrew. 

After our nice meal together the room had to be vacated so Sr. R. took the lit candles to another of the beautiful Grandchamp buildings.

One of the two flames kept on burning despite a drizzle and a cold breeze! -- The spirit of the Community of Grandchamp, I'd say. 


Hels said...

It looks like a very comfortable shabbat dinner. I have had shabbat dinners in caravans, tents, beach huts etc, not nearly as comfortable.

Have a peaceful day!

Alice said...

A lovely place to have your Shabbat meal.

William Kendall said...

It sounds like you're enjoying your time there.

Kay said...

No kidding? You were able to welcome the sabbath in the monastery? That is the most wonderful thing I've heard in a long time. It's such a close minded,intolerant time in the U.S. that hearing something like this is healing.