Like the Orthodox Shabbat laws, each prohibition is actually liberation. Whether you believe in God or not.
How an Orthodox rabbi and behavioral economist are trying to make Sabbath cool again.
I am not even a religious Jew, but when I think there is a wisdom to a tradition, or a practice that is life-changing, I must share it far and wide.
And then comes Friday night, the beginning of Shabbat. The wind up to observing the Sabbath is at times chaotic, because while that sun sets Friday night, no matter what, Shabbat doesn’t make itself. In Hebrew, to observe Shabbat is to be shomer Shabbat, a “guardian” of the Sabbath. I always thought it sounded like Shabbat was prone to attack, or would wander off alone if not for your protective skills. Not so far from the reality.