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The holy day of Shabbat is more than just a day of rest. Discover the what, how and why of this special day we were gifted. This class is the second of a six-part lecture series titled ‘The Essentials,’ which introduces the foundations of Jewish life and living.

Shabbat – An Island in Time

Shabbat – An Island in Time

Jewish Essentials - Part 2

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July 5, 2016
regarding 'catching up' with the community during shabbat
Wonderful and inspiring, thank you. I am confused about two comments Rabbi said. He mentions two examples about the benefit of the community during shabbat. One is someone that mentions he lost his jib, and before kiddush was over got some leads for new job. Another says he is having spouse problems and gets help during shabbat. My question/confusion is, wouldn't those two topics be part of the topics we are not supposed to be talking about during shabbat?
New York
November 27, 2015
I can't help but think that if everyone took this time to reconnect and re-energize there would be an overall reduction in divorce, depression, anxiety and stress in the world that is so prevalent today. Thank you for this message.
Michelle Brown-Ayala
Las Vegas
February 11, 2015
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful !

I am not a jew. I´m interested in your knowledge which
really gives meaning to my life.

The perspective, the explanations given, everything is so in
its place, everything happens for a reason, awareness, responsibility,
everything , every word becomes alive.

Thank you for sharing. It is a blessing.
November 2, 2013
God is doing avante-garde things still
This presentation was very informative; giving an over-all picture. I am not jewish. I do appreciate the perspectives you gave, very meaningful on many levels. :)
April 18, 2012
As I sit
As I sit and stare out of my one room home I have the hope that my oasis ,my rest will appear .I see all Jews sitting at the calm beaches of the sands of time on Shabbat. The word relaxing now has more meaning than ever, as when the words can come to peace of the Mitzvahs we have done.When the connection to HaShem is so clear yet we are not perplexed.When there it is no longer barriers between are actions and our thoughts which are pure kindness on this day.We are together we are one and HaShem has much joy that we now understand what is the past .Before we had scares of our own doing but healing is our strength. Problems in our lives help shape the good merit for our future.The waters are still and clean as well as our souls are pure and bright .I will no longer am just me,I will be what HaShem made me to be body and soul.
April 18, 2012
Please never stop telling these wonderful messages. It is the very best part of my day.
Ms. Whitney Metts
March 4, 2012
good lecture,10/10!
March 2, 2012
my soul
thank you...
baytown, tx/usa
January 11, 2012
Rabbi Shlomo Bistritzky is very thorough and has greatly helped in answering some of our question on how to start and continue a kosher home and a jewish traditions.
Marat Dreyshner
richmond, canada
December 21, 2011
I did learn today a very important lesson.
Thank You!!!
Patricia Ardavin
Alpharetta, GA, USA
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