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Seudah Shlishit

Seudah Shlishit, the Third Meal on Shabbat, is eaten in the late afternoon. Some people wash their hands with a blessing and say Hamotzi over two loaves of challah. Other people make Seudah Shlishit a lighter meal of tea/ coffee and cakes. It is part of oneg Shabbat, Shabbat delight, and so enjoying whatever is eaten is perhaps more important than eating a full meal. Seudah Shlishit is often seen as a rather mystical time, a time for deep contemplation and when prayer is especially likely to be heard.*

*From reformjudaism.org.uk
 

The Traditional  "Third Meal" of Shabbat
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