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Shabbat in Thought, Speech and Action

Parsha Yitro

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Shabbat in Thought, Speech and Action: Parsha Yitro

One of the Ten Commandments states (Exodus 19:10) "the seventh day is a Sabbath to G-d; you shall perform no labor." This class examines three levels of resting from labor -- in action, in speech, and even in thought. (Based on Likkutei Sichos vol. 11, p. 80)
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Lash Larue January 14, 2014

Single Man I find myself very much aligned with this gent.
My Shabbas is much the same, there always seems to be something that a single guy/gal has to do to run their house on Shabbas. I'm not saying that I chop wood or vacuum or dust, but sometimes I turn on the washer/dryer, sometimes I do dishes
sometimes I;m helping the neighbor push snow. Almost unescapable living in Cdn Mtns.
Even at that, sometimes I run out of teachings by the afternoon, that I become restless and have to try to find something to muse over without laborious tasking.
Verry difficult living in a place with no other Yahudim.
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Anonymous USA January 31, 2013

If we should not even think of doing any work on Shabbat. Why tell someone to do the work for us. Like a gentile? Isn't this wrong to do, for we thought of the work to be done and told someone to do it? I am practicing the command of Shabbat, but I am kind of confuse with this behavior. I have tried to participate with the Jewish people during Shabbat service. Chabad centers are very far for me to visit their center. But I have seen a gentile do the work when I visited. If the animal that plows is not suppose to do that, why a gentile can? What I usually do I prepare the food on Friday, but wash whatever dish I use on Shabbat. I live alone, therefore I do not dirty much dishes. But I understand that it is not a good idea to leave dirty dishes around on Shabbat. I figure that this behavior is alright, to wash the dishes? Besides this action, I do nothing else on Shabbat except washing my body. And studying Torah, Tehillim, and all related. Is this alright? I am very confused. Reply

This class analyzes an aspect of the weekly Torah portion or upcoming holiday. While providing a basic understanding of the subject matter, the lesson delves into its deeper and more complex dimensions with emphasis on the spiritual relevance to our daily lives. Inspiration for both the novice and advanced student.
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