Shabbat & daily life. Sabbath rituals help us move from our everyday state of doing to simply being. Food, family, song, intention and rest—all can play a part.

Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel described Shabbat as a day that asks us “to turn from the results of creation to the mystery of creation, from the world of creation to the creation of the world.” (Abraham Joshua Heschel, The Sabbath)

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Numbering Our Days

By Rabbi Roni Handler | Blog Post
As we count our days, weeks, and months, we are reminded that in every moment we have the potential to recreate ourselves and the world around us.    In the book of Bereishit (Genesis), the... [more]

Fair Trade Shabbat

By Ilana Schatz | Blog Post
What's special about Shabbat May 9-10, 2014?  It's designated as Fair Trade Shabbat, an initiative launched by Fair Trade Judaica to educate and engage Jewish communities about the connection... [more]

A Prayer for Human Rights Shabbat

Rabbi Lev Meirowitz Nelson | Blog Post
As a young rabbinical student, I was full of zeal for unearthing obscure Jewish texts and bringing them to bear on modern issues. No more would we invoke the same tired old Torah; instead, I would... [more]

Found In: Pursuing Justice, Shabbat

Tags: T'ruah

Shabbat Unplugged

by Jenny Ferentz | Blog Post

Jenny Ferentz, a counselor at Camp JRF, reflects on what makes the celebration of Shabbat at camp so special…


Found In: Shabbat