When Does Shabbat Begin if Sundown is 3 AM?
In the summer Estonia has 10 minutes of night. When does Shabbat start? When does it end?
Readers Respond: "Shabbat Makes Me Depressed!"
Readers convinced that fully keeping Shabbat will make them miserable responded to our article about using cell phones on Shabbat. Could it be that G-d's 'good gift' , the Sabbath is meant to endanger our emotional health?
"I Keep Shabbat But I Use My Cell Phone and Computer"
Once, the Jewish world was clearly divided into those who keep Shabbat and those who didn’t. Today, for some reason, more and more people claim they observe Shabbat even though they use their phone and computer
Quotes From the Prophet Jeremiah About Shabbat, Fires and Redemption
Shabbat brings the Redemption, its desecration brings fires.
Shabbat - the seventh dimension: The spiritual within the physical
One of the most cherished mitzvot in the Torah that seems to have a restrictive component is Shabbat. However, a person who reflects upon it honestly will discover that besides its spiritual greatness, the mitzvah of Shabbat also possesses a physical counterpart that provides great pleasure in this world
No Working on Shabbat - Rabbi Zamir Cohen
One of the most common questions we hear today is, “why can’t I light a fire on Shabbat? After all, it is very easy to light a fire nowadays using a match or a lighter. A quick flip of a switch or a turn of the ignition is effortless compared to the work that had to be done in ancient times in order to start a fire”
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