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Why Full Shabbat?

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Why Full Shabbat? By Ruchi Koval Bubble. That’s the word I just keep thinking of. There are some experiences which have the power to make you feel you are in a protective bubble, where everything you want is in there with you, and everything else is out, and can’t touch you. For example, the women’s […]

Why Do I Observe Shabbat?

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Why Do I Observe Shabbat? By Daniella Robicsek Botnick My good friend Alex Fleksher asked me to write an article that attempts to answer that question.  I find the question difficult. While I could give many intellectually compelling reasons why I observe Shabbos, I honestly don’t think about Shabbos that way, and I don’t think […]

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What does Shabbos mean to me?

In the UK, it is believed that 100 000 people took part in The Shabbat Project, with London the epicentre. Dubbed “ShabbatUK”, it was billed as “the largest mass participation event ever organised for the Jewish community”. The initiative was endorsed by Prime Minister David Cameron, who remarked how it “brings together tens of thousands […]

The Symbolism of Challah

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The Symbolism of Challah By Yiskah Fantl There are many beautiful insights on the mitzvah of Challah. While I only have room to encourage a few, I encourage everyone to continue to learn and grow from this extraordinary mitzvah. Challah embodies the concept of taking something physical and elevating it to the spiritual. Not only […]

The Shabbos Project 2014

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The Shabbos Project 2014 By Amira Wolovitz The concept is simple: Jews of all walks of life, from across the spectrum – religious, secular and traditional; young and old, from all corners of the world – uniting to experience one full Shabbat together. The Shabbat Project was introduced in South Africa in 2013 with quite […]

The Shabbat Project 2015 International Report

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The Shabbat Project 2015 International Report Last year’s inaugural international Shabbat Project saw Jewish communities in 465 cities and 65 countries taking part. Prior to this year’s event, the tally was at more than 550 cities (and at some point the counting stopped). A final audit now confirms that in 2015 the Shabbat Project reached […]