The Shabbat Project 2015. by Simon Apfel. Around the globe, people are once again joining the biggest global Jewish unity event the world has ever seen.
Before Wonder Woman and Captain Marvel, There was Queen Esther
Candles are lit at romantic dinners. Shabbat is a romantic love song.
The key to a meaningful Shabbat experience is that it shouldn’t feel just like “any other day.” Rather, we want to create a special mood. This means getting dressed up in our nicest (or favorite) clothes, buying or preparing our favorite foods, and setting aside uninterrupted time to reflect and …
Since 1992, Rabbi Packouz is the author of Shabbat Shalom Weekly, with insights into life, personal growth and Torah. He transitioned from a Reform Judaism background to a fully Torah-observant life at age 22, via Aish HaTorah, where he was one of the founding five students.
Articles on the weekly Torah portion, parsha, from beginner to advanced levels. Divrei Torah, inspiration, ethics and stories for all ages.
Israel & the Shabbat Project. by Chief Rabbi Warren Goldstein. In the merit of Shabbat and the beauty of Jewish unity may we only know times of joy and triumph.
Shabbat is the name for the seventh day of the week. The Torah tells us, “Six days you shall work, and the seventh day is Shabbat, for the Lord your God.”
Lori Palatnik is a writer and Jewish educator who has appeared on television and radio. She is the Founding Director of The Jewish Women’s Renaissance Project, an international initiative that brings thousands of women to Israel each year from 18 different countries on highly subsidized programs to inspire them with the beauty and wisdom of their heritage (www.jwrp.org).
A great point. Shabbat is a microcosm of the World to Come. That world is ALL about what we make of ourselves in this world. If our weekday is focused on expressing the will of G-d, our Shabbat will radiate His light.
It’s bound to happen. There are going to be times when Shabbat must be spent by choice, or not by choice, away from your home environment. Examples include a hospital stay, hotel, camping, visiting family or friends, and traveling abroad.
The Miraculous Relationship Between the Jewish People & the Land of Israel
Recent Daily Halachot… Berit Mila on Shabbat – Bringing the Baby to the Synagogue Opening a Front Door with a Key on Shabbat
Why we rest on Shabbat. Many people have a basic misconception regarding Shabbat. We tend to think of it as simply a day of R&R – a day to relax our minds and bodies from the stresses and tediousness of the workweek. As worthy an idea as that is, the laws of Shabbat paint a very different picture …
See companion article on the inspirational side of Friday Night Kiddush. Kiddush does not have to be said in Hebrew. It is acceptable to say in English or any other language, although Hebrew is preferred, and a person should make an effort to learn the Hebrew.