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Jewish Recipes --> Recipes --> Shabbat --> Seudah Shlishit Recipes

Seudah Shlishit foods, recipes and ideas

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"Seudah Shlishit" Pronounced "seh-uh-DAH sheli-SHEET" and which has variant spellings (such as "seudah shelisheet," or "shalosh seudos," etc.) literally means "the third festive meal." It refers to the third of the three meals one is supposed to eat on the Sabbath day (on Shabbat/Shabbos). This custom of eating three meals is written about in the Talmud, explaining the derivation from the book of Exodus (16:25) in the Torah. In the verse about the "mahn" ("manna" from Heaven given to the Israelites in the desert), the word "Hayom," meaning 'today' (referring to Shabbat) is written 3 times. The Manna was given in a double portion on Friday, because it was to serve for the Sabbath as well (it was not permitted to glean the Manna from the fields on the Sabbath).

From the mention of "Hayom" three times, the Talmud tells us we should eat 3 meals on Shabbat, which is a Holy day, and different from an ordinary weekday, when in olden times only 2 meals would be eaten: one during the day, and one at night.

This third meal had even greater spiritual significance than the first two (the first, eaten on Friday night, the second, after services ended around noon), because it was not eaten for physical satiety, but rather to fulfill a Divine mitzvah (commandment). It can be (and usually is) a lighter meal than the first two, often mainly salads and gefilte fish, eaten in the late afternoon after Mincha (the afternoon prayers), when the day is waning.

The third meal, Seudah Shlishit, foreshadows the spiritual state of the World to Come, and is eaten to honor the Shabbat. It is customary to sing special "z'mirot" (or, in the Ashkenazic pronunciation, "z'miros"), or liturgical poems and songs, such as "Yedid Nefesh," during the time of seudah Shlishit, which express the soul-connection between man and G-d. There is also a slight element of sadness towards the end of Seudah Shlishit, because we know that the Holy Shabbat is waning, the day is almost over, and our special connection with G-d because of the Sabbath will fade somewhat, into the workaday week.

 

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