The spirit of Shabbat rest is no less important than its technical observance. Avoid talking, or even thinking, about business, sports, the news, or other weekday matters. Also to be avoided are activities which may technically not violate any of the Shabbat laws, but are workday and mundane in nature.

Shabbat is a time for spiritual pursuits — Torah study, prayer, quality time with the family. A time to disengage from the material husks that encase our lives and touch base with our soul, with our G‑dly essence and purpose.