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The story of Shabbos

Shabbos is a peak experience. But what if you’re in jail — because you are a Jew, no other reason? Shabbos is a culinary delight — but what if you have multiple food allergies? Then what? Shabbos is laden with meaning,  but what if you don’t know Hebrew and can’t access the explanations? Or, what if you are fluent in Hebrew but remain intimidated by the literature about Shabbos? Shabbos is for rest and realignment with one’s Creator — but what if you’re in the hospital? What kind of Shabbos is that? Shabbos is a framework created by its laws and rituals. Is there anything about them in English that is authoritative and easy-to-absorb? Shabbos may be the day of rest, but you’d never know […]
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