The Essence of Shabbat
Shabbat - The Spiritual Within the Physical
A person who reflects upon the mitzvah of Shabbat from a true perspective will discover that besides for its spiritual greatness, the mitzvah of Shabbat also possesses a physical component that provides great pleasure in this world as well
In The Merit of Keeping Shabbat
At the Clintch of a Big Real Estate sale, a Jewish Buisness Man is Faced with a Dilema; Shabbat or Buisness? And an Earth Shatterring Conclusion
Kiryat Shmona- A Bastion of Football and Faith
Shabbat and A Sport Career, Do they Have to Contadict?
A Torah Commandment: Ten Things You May Not Know About Havdalah
Havdalah is the ceremony marking the conclusion of Shabbat (or of Yom Tov or Yom Kippur) and the transition to weekdays. Havdalah is performed as a series of different blessings
A Story For Shabbat: Not Divine Inspiration
The little girl stammered that her mother had sent her to check whether the chicken was kosher. The Rav beckoned to her and after a few minutes of checking the chicken thoroughly he gave it back to her and told her: Go tell your mother that she made a mistake and brought the wrong chicken. A Shabbat story about Rabbi Shmuel Salant, Rabbi of Jerusalem (1816-1909)
Spontaneous Public Protest At The Sharona Market, Tel Aviv: "He Has A Right To Keep Shabbat"
Hundreds of people came to the Henri's branch at Sharona Market to protest the fine the owner received for closing his store on Shabbat.
I Began to Observe the Sabbath and Found It Takes Care of Me
Many surfers continue to share their feelings with their fellow Jews ahead of the World Sabbath celebrated in October
The Two Levels of Shabbat Observance
There are two aspects to observing Shabbos - one is refraining from forbidden creative activity, and the other is making Shabbos a positive spiritual experience
Shabbat - G-d Runs the World
On Shabbos whilst the rest of the world continues striving to earn their living through effort, observant Jews rest from such activity, recognizing that Hashem runs the world without needing man's input
Shabbat – Resting the Way God Rests
It is essential to develop an understanding of the idea of 'rest' that is so central to this holy day. It is not sufficient to merely do nothing, rather we also must emulate Hashem's rest. In what way can we do this?
Extending the Influence of Shabbat
It is so important that we all attempt to make the Shabbat influence stretch over as much of the work-week as possible