Friday, March 1, 2013

Super Bowl of Cholent


In many homes and synagogues Shabbat isn't Shabbat without a big bowl of cholent that's been cooking all night. The concoction of beans, barley, potatoes, meat, and whatever else you want to put in it, is something to look forward to for Shabbat lunch.

The folks at Shabbat.com created this video for our entertainment and to publicize the service that they provide worldwide in matching travelers to homes observing Shabbat, helping them to find their "perfect challah."

As they put it on their website, whether you say Shabbos or Shabbat, however you pronounce it, the day of rest remains a peaceful oasis of holiness and tranquility in our tumultuous times that we wouldn't miss for the world.

Shabbat.com reaches out to business and pleasure travelers, backpackers, returnees from a trip to Israel, and anyone who wants to have a Shabbat experience, regardless of how limited or extensive their Jewish background is. For safety and security, the organization makes profiles and photos of guests and hosting families available to each other, and asks guests to provide two references.

Guests find a host by searching the website by country, state and city. There are other search fields as well which will allow the guest to find the perfect host with whom they would feel comfortable spending Shabbat.  They can then contact the family to make arrangements using the contact information provided.

Shabbat.com claims 34,612 members who have been invited to over 211,489 invites in 2,824 cities and 110 countries around the world.

Enjoy and Shabbat Shalom!

(A SPECIAL NOTE FOR NEW EMAIL SUBSCRIBERS:  THE VIDEO MAY NOT BE VIEWABLE DIRECTLY FROM THE EMAIL THAT YOU GET EACH DAY ON SOME COMPUTERS AND TABLETS.  YOU MUST CLICK ON THE TITLE AT THE TOP OF THE EMAIL TO REACH THE JEWISH HUMOR CENTRAL WEBSITE, FROM WHICH YOU CLICK ON THE PLAY BUTTON IN THE VIDEO IMAGE TO START THE VIDEO.)