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.
A Day of Rejuvenation (37:13). Shabbat is a day of rest, renewal, and G-d. It is a day to breathe more slowly and take stock of the blessings in our lives.
I am in a new city and last Shabbat I decided to go to synagogue for services. After looking one up and calling to get the address, I found that it was far from where I was staying.
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.
See companion article on the inspirational aspects of candle-lighting. 1. Lighting time varies, depending on the time of year and city location, but must always be done before sunset.
When my kids were in summer camp and started to play ball on Shabbos, the camp head yelled at them – no ball playing on Shabbos. So they went back to the bunk and did like the other campers – read sports magazines.
Judaism 101: The basic philosophical, theological and legal concepts of Judaism
As the sun dips below the horizon on October 24, an estimated one million people worldwide will be participating in this extraordinary initiative.
Tried-and-true ways to make Shabbat great for kids. Let’s face it. Shabbat has a lot of don’ts and can’ts. The challenge for parents is to convey how all the “restrictions” actually open up an exciting new dimension of fun. With the right approach, Shabbat becomes the kids’ favorite day …
With lots of healthy salads and side dishes. In a large bowl, gently toss together the salmon and crushed hard-boiled eggs. In another bowl, combine bell pepper, cucumber, onion and mayonnaise. Add seasonings and stir to combine. Pour mixture over salmon, add lemon juice, and toss lightly to combine …
One of the joys of Shabbat is the appearance and decor of the table upon which Shabbat meals are served. Shabbat meals are usually festive affairs, served in the dining room rather than the kitchen/breakfast nook where the rushed weekday meals are gobbled down.
In one breath, God said both, “Guard and remember the Shabbat.”Love of God, time with family, reconnecting with friends and with oneself — all these fulfill the commandment to “remember” Shabbat.
Some people make big, elaborate meals for Shabbat and enjoy making one thing every day in preparation for the Friday festivities. Others (like myself), prefer the Thursday-night or Friday-morning whirl of activity.
The goal of Shabbat observance is to create an awareness that the world has a Creator and that we are obligated to do His will. By ceasing to engage in creative activities on Shabbat, we acknowledge that our creative energies come from God who created the world in six days and ceased on the seventh.
Exodus chapter 35 begins with Moses gathering the people, ostensibly to teach them the Torah which he received at Sinai. He begins with the laws of Shabbat.
My husband is less observant than I am, but wants to attend services this Shabbat. We are supposed to have some bad weather, so he plans to drive to Shul.