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A selections of stories -- both ancient and contemporary -- regarding the Shabbat, the weekly Day of Rest.

Shabbat Stories

Shabbat Stories

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Home For Shabbat
I glanced at my watch nervously. Usually, I avoid flying Friday afternoons for fear I won't arrive in time, but this time, I figured I'd be safe. I figured wrong...
The Pirate’s Secret
A Pound of Candles
The young prodigy overheard the exchange between the rabbi and the wagon driver. He could scarcely believe his ears. A pound of candles to atone for violating the holy Shabbat?
The Mysterious Kiddush Sleep
"Please Rebbe," sobbed the man, "tell me how to repent. Give me a remedy. Save me from this unbearable affliction!"
The Shabbat that Kept Rose
Rose felt like a leaf caught between heavy gusts of wind with no anchoring force to answer her question: To keep her job, or keep the Shabbat?
The Black Carriage
Reb Shmuel reputedly said to the Rebbe: “If you are a true Rebbe, you have nothing to fear by being arrested. If you are not, you deserve whatever they will do to you”
A Tzaddik’s Tear
The rabbi interrupted the narrative and said, "I don't know what the Chafetz Chaim said to that student. I only know that they were together for a few minutes. I would give anything to know what he said to the boy..."
A Joker’s Shabbat
As might be expected, Hershel the Hilarious was the most popular guy in Mosayov among the idle, the crude, the silly and the drinkers . . .
The Banker's Shabbat Dilemma
As he was running his hands up the side of the coats, he suddenly realized that his pockets were still filled with wads of money from that day's dealings.
The Newark Riots and a Match Made in Heaven
The Rebbe suggested that since we are financially secure, we should close our store on Shabbat and that G‑d will then send our daughter her bashert...
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