“The meaning of the Sabbath is to celebrate time rather than space. Six days a week we live under the tyranny of things of space; on the Sabbath we try to become attuned to holiness in time. It is a day on which we are called upon to share in what is eternal in time, 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, 1951
Contemporary Shabbat Practice
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The act of remembering ... is the heartbeat of Jewish spirituality.
“We are not merely connected like two ends of a thread,” the speaker says. “We are the thread./ One and whole.”
The tent is a physical reminder for us to take time to be close to our loved ones and to ourselves.
In the traditional liturgy, I did not find Shabbat meditation books that were focused on conversion, social justice, and the Black Jewish woman experience. So I did what Jewish women have done...