In honor of the Sabbath

“וְהָיָה בַּיּוֹם הַשִּׁשִּׁי, וְהֵכִינוּ אֵת אֲשֶׁר-יָבִיאוּ”
“And it shall come to pass on the sixth day that they shall
prepare that which they bring in...” (Exodus 16:5).
“הַמִּזְבֵּחַ עֵץ שָׁלוֹשׁ אַמּוֹת גָּבֹהַּ וְאָרְכּוֹ שְׁתַּיִם-אַמּוֹת, וּמִקְצֹעוֹתָיו לוֹ,
וְאָרְכּוֹ וְקִירֹתָיו, עֵץ; וַיְדַבֵּר אֵלַי--זֶה הַשֻּׁלְחָן, אֲשֶׁר לִפְנֵי ה”

“The altar, three cubits high, and the length thereof two cubits, was of wood, and
so the corners thereof . . . and he said unto me: ‘This is the table that is before
the Lord’” (Exekiel 41:22).

The sages teach us to prepare for the Sabbath and that the Sabbath table is
likened to the holy altar. What better way to honor this concept than to adorn
our altar with beautiful and meaningful objects?.