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What Does “Resting” On Shabbat Mean?

People often think that resting on Shabbat (Shabbos) means sleeping or exiting less energy, but that’s not what the Jewish definition of “resting” is. It means refraining from creative work. It means emulating the Almighty who created and then paused. Watch this video to learn what can’t you do and why? If you found this […]

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Katy Perry Wishes The Whole World Could Have Shabbos

“Speaking from someone who has a lot of social media spotlight, I feel like social media is very narcissistic and displays a life that isn’t really real,” pop star, Katy Perry told Cosmopolitan.com in a recent interview. She went on to say “I wish there was a thing like Shabbat that wasn’t particularly religious-based, that was kind of […]

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The Secular WSJ Columnist Who Inspired The Shabbos Project

The Shabbos Project: an initiative which began in South Africa a year and a half ago and aims to encourage every Jew in the world observe one shabbos together, has gotten quite a bit of buzz. But how did it all begin? Not how you’d expect! Dan Ariely – a behavioral psychologist whose Wall Street Journal […]

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“Shabbat: The Rest of the Story,” Ep. 3, Season 2

What does it mean to “rest” on Shabbat? And what exactly do you do on a day of rest? Watch this video to find out. If you found this content meaningful and want to help further our mission through our Keter, Makom, and Tikun branches, please consider becoming a Change Maker today.

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This Family Hosts Sixty Guests For Shabbat Every Single Week

Although my knowledge of Spanish does not exceed the vocabulary used in Dora the Explorer, this past Friday afternoon, when we arrived at Rabbi Bentzion Klatzko’s house for Shabbos and he told me, “Mi casa es su casa,” even I knew what he was talking about. Though “mi casa es su casa” is not a Hebrew phrase, it […]

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This One Secret Will Keep You From Burning Your Food

I have recently become an expert – nay, a master – of white rice preparation. How, you ask? I don’t know exactly, but my white rice of late has had the perfect balance of oil, salt, moistness, and fluff. It is everything I ever hoped for and dreamed for in a calorie-heavy, nutrition-light accompaniment to the delicious (and likewise unhealthy) sweet and […]

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