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What is the point of resting on Shabbat?
Shabbat (Saturday) is  the seventh day of the week. G-d created the world in six days and on the seventh day He rested. We are, therefore, commanded...

Why do we observe the Shabbat?
Rabbi Shlomo Chein: Welcome. I'll be with you in a moment...what's on your mind?Rosie: hi.. i'm 14 years old and i was wondering why we obserbe...

How do I rest on Shabbat?
A. We rest on Shabbat because G-d rested on this day. But G-d doesn't "work hard" so what does He rest from? G-d creates, and rest means a...

How can I stop working on Shabbat, my busiest day?!
You’re born into this world and your time is limited. While here, the major decision you’ll make is "Who’s in charge?" You can decide...

Why are there so many restful things which are prohibitted on Shabbat?
Working on Shabbat does not mean doing strenuous labor. It means doing creative acts that manipulate nature. That's what is not allowed on Shabbat.When G-d...

What is the deeper significance of Shabbat as a day of rest?
Rabbi Gurkow: Welcome to the Rabbi's one on one chat room, how can I help you today? Mimi: what is the deeper meaning and importance of shabbat as a...

How do we know that the "Seventh Day" mentioned in Torah corresponds to Saturday?
The 7th day, a.k.a. Shabbat, was around much before any Sabbath devised by the Romans. In Judaism—and this is also the case in Modern...

Can you recommend books about the basics of Shabbat?
Rabbi Latowicz: ok, a good starter is "Shabbat: A Day of Eternity" by the late Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan; you can order it online at...

And on the seventh day thou shalt not rest
“G-d completed His work on the seventh day.” (Genesis 2:1) While it is generally assumed that the world was created in six days, by the end of...

Shalom Shabbat
New friends are puzzled, even dismayed, when they hear about the way I observe the Shabbat. They are surprised to learn that I do not write, flip an...

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