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Shabbat: (lit. "rest", "cessation [of work]"); the Sabbath, the divinely-ordained day of rest on the seventh day of the week.
My next guest is known throughout the world as the Holy Sabbath. He’s written a new book called Shabbat: Make My Day, and I’m very pleased that it brings Shabbat back to our show...
Learning how to make Shabbat
Like many men and women of my generation, I was caught up in proving myself. One successful academic publication begot more. A teaching award necessitated that I earn the next higher honor . . .
Shimon had gone through months of brutal practice in order to compete in the '72 Olympics in Munich, and he had already purchased his plane ticket...
Adventures in Shabbat
I come up with excuses for the way I live my life. I power-walk so fast I plow down pedestrians—without remorse. I tell myself it's not my fault they can't keep up with foot traffic, not my fault they can't keep up with life. Life is moving fast and if yo...
Katia’s voice became choked with emotion as she continued, “I became very angry at Jews and at Judaism. I decided that it was not for me. ‘If Jews behave like this,’ I thought to myself, ‘it’s better for me to be among non-Jews.’”
I had just come home from having a painful medical procedure when the phone rang. To my astonishment, it was a woman from a local radio station telling me I just won tickets...
Prior to the next Shabbat, the commanding officer, Victor, announced that ten percent of the soldiers could go home for Shabbat, a twenty-four hour leave. Unfortunately, the truck that came to take us back to civilization arrived twenty-five minutes befor...
There was once a Jew who owned a cow with which he plowed his field. Then it came to pass that he sold his cow to a non-Jew...
Though just a young child, Batsheva was well aware that in the Soviet Union, government-run schools were breeding grounds for indoctrinating its unsuspecting students in the communist philosophy. Remaining a religious Jew in a climate of such open hostili...
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