Meaning Of Shabbat

At synagogues worldwide, at Camp Oorah, at many places Shabbat is a great amazing special experience.  Some quotes on the special meaning of Shabbat:

·       “On six days work may be done, but on the seventh day you shall have a Sabbath of complete rest, holy to the Lord.” Exodus (Shmot) 35:2

·       “Shabbat brings every creature back to its roots which is the will of God.” Sefat Emet

·       “The Sabbath is a day of rest, of mental scrutiny and of balance. Without it the workdays are insipid. ” Chaim Nachman Bialik

·       “The Sabbath is a weekly cathedral raised up in my dining room, in my family, in my heart.” Anita Diament

·       “Every person must carry the holiness of Shabbat to hallow the other days of the week.” Rebbe Nachman of Breslov

·       “The saving of life supersedes the Sabbath.” Babylonian Talmud, Shabbat 132a

·       “Sabbath – a weekly festival having its origin in the fact that God made the world in six days and was arrested on the seventh.” Ambrose Bierce

·       “I believe the Sabbath; I keep the Sabbath.” John Harvey Kellogg

·       “Resh Lakish said that on Shabbat Eve one is given an extra soul, and when Shabbat leaves, it is taken from him.” Talmud, Beitza 16a

·       “I don’t work on my Sabbath. I write five-and-a-half or six days a week.” Chaim Potok

·       “Sabbath ceasing [means] to cease not only from work itself, but also from the need to accomplish and be productive, from the worry and tension that accompany our modern criterion of efficiency, from our efforts to be in control of our lives as if we were God, from our possessiveness and our enculturation, and finally, from the humdrum and meaninglessness that result when life is pursued without the Lord at the center of it all.” Marva J. Dawn

·       “More than Jews have kept Shabbat, Shabbat has kept the Jews.” Ahad Ha’am

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Ronn Torossian About the Author: Ronn Torossian is the CEO of NY based 5W Public Relations, 1 of the 25 largest PR Agencies in the US. He is a member of Young Presidents Organization (YPO), a Jewish philanthropist and active in a number of worldwide Jewish organizations. More about Ronn Follow Ronn on: Facebook Google Plus Amazon

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