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Passover, Elijah, and Shabbat HaGadol

Shabbat HaGadol This week is Shabbat HaGadol, the Great Shabbat that occurs at the beginning of the week in which Passover will be observed (Passover begins next Friday evening). There are five special shabbatot leading up to Passover. Each special … Continue reading

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A Lesson in Faith

Parashat Behar Parashat Behar begins with a special connection between Mt. Sinai and the Land of Israel  by speaking of the holiness of shmitah, of letting the ground lay fallow for an entire year every seven years. This connection is directly connected to the mitzvah of Shabbat: For six … Continue reading

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National Day of Unplugging

Last week I posted about the Sabbath Manifesto, an initiative of Reboot, which has launched a campaign for a National Day of Unlpugging. The campaign encourages Jews across America on this COMING SHABBAT, March 4-5, 2011 (from sundown to sundown) … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

Shabbat is the most precious present mankind has received from the treasure house of G-d … Shabbat is a reminder of the two worlds – this world and the world to come; it is an example of both worlds. For … Continue reading

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