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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 CLE on CBS Radio

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Dave Ramos talks with Alex Fleksher about the meaning and importance of the global project. Give a listen.