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Kabbalat Shabbat: the Grand Unification
Kabbalat Shabbat: the Grand Unification

Kabbalat Shabbat: the Grand Unification

At the Sabbath Table


80 Pages, 6 x 7.5

Trade Paper, $39.95 (US $39.95) (CA $53.95)

Publication Date: September 2016

ISBN 9780985799656

Rights: WOR

Honeybee in the Garden (Sep 2016)

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A set of four "benchers" to be used at the sabbath table

Kabbalat Shabbat: the Grand Unification: At the Sabbath Table is the smaller companion dinner-table version of Kabbalat Shabbat: the Grand Unification. This "bencher" style book, sold in sets of four copies, offers all the materials needed for the Friday evening Shabbat dinner, including the paintings and translations of the Sabbath table liturgy and customs, excerpted from the hardback version of Kabbalat Shabbat: the Grand Unification. These small books are perfect companions to the full illuminated book.Together, the bencher and the illuminated book enhance the Sabbath celebration of the spiritual and physical glories of Creation and the wonder of its physical embodiment as we now see it through the lens of modern science.


"Beautiful! It is the beauty of unity—of bringing the heavens to our homes, of synthesizing cosmology and kabbalah together . . . to open our souls to the Shabbat's inner beauty." —Rabbi Chaim Steinmetz, Congregation Kehillath Jeshurun, New York City

 "Band sets a new bar for spirituality and engagement with this work." —Sharon Weiss-Greenberg, Executive Director, Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance 

"What an amazing work of scholarship and art! I imagine coming home from synagogue after Shabbat services, opening this masterpiece and welcoming the angels—then turning the page and sanctifying the Shabbat with the Kiddush! What better way to usher in the beauty of Shabbat?" —Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld, Ohev Shalom, the National Synagogue

Author Biography

Debra Band is an artist whose works include acclaimed illuminated books and commentaries of biblical and other Jewish texts, including  Arise! Arise! Deborah, Ruth and Hannah. She conducts individual lectures and artist-in-residence programs about her works across the world. She lives near Washington, DC.