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Why do we observe the Shabbat?

Rabbi Shlomo Chein: Welcome. I'll be with you in a moment...what's on your mind?Rosie: hi.. i'm 14 years old and i was wondering why we obserbe...

Why is a soon-to-be convert NOT ALLOWED to observe the Shabbat?

Rabbi Shlomo Chein: Welcome. I'll be with you in a moment...what's on your mind?Fruity: is it true that a person that is in the process of...

The World To Come: A Preview

Finding a spouse is a process of finding a soul mate. We are taught that the souls of husband and wife derive from a common spiritual soul-essence; it is...

Shabbat: The Inside Story

G-d created us as physical beings in a physical world. He created a world wherein we could be independent and make free choices, a world where the higher...

Shalom Shabbat

New friends are puzzled, even dismayed, when they hear about the way I observe the Shabbat. They are surprised to learn that I do not write, flip an...

And on the seventh day thou shalt not rest

“G-d completed His work on the seventh day.” (Genesis 2:1) While it is generally assumed that the world was created in six days, by the end of...

What happens when a fast day falls out on Shabbat?

In the Jewish calendar there are six fasts. If any one of them (aside for Yom Kippur) falls out on Shabbat, Shabbat takes precedence and we do not...

Why are there so many restful things which are prohibitted on Shabbat?

Working on Shabbat does not mean doing strenuous labor. It means doing creative acts that manipulate nature. That's what is not allowed on Shabbat.When G-d...

What is the point of resting on Shabbat?

Shabbat (Saturday) is  the seventh day of the week. G-d created the world in six days and on the seventh day He rested. We are, therefore, commanded...

How do I rest on Shabbat?

A. We rest on Shabbat because G-d rested on this day. But G-d doesn't "work hard" so what does He rest from? G-d creates, and rest means a...