Fish: Considered both a reminder of the creation of life (since fish were one of the first animals created) and of the Messianic Age (when it is said that the righteous will feast upon the Leviathan, a
Soup: While there is no specific source for serving chicken soup on Shabbat, it is a Friday night staple in many traditional homes.
Meat/Chicken: It is a mitzvah to enjoy Shabbat. The sages often relate the feeling of oneg (enjoyment and pleasure) to eating meat. Since meat was often financially prohibitive, chicken became a frequent substitute.
Rice/Kugel: In Sephardic homes, it is customary to have a dish that is made with rice. In Ashkenazic homes, one is often served kugel, traditionally lokshin (noodle) or potato. Kugel, similar to “pudding,” is a dish that varies greatly in its ingredients, depending upon family preferences.
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