Shabbat Thoughts

 

The Magic of Shabbat in Israel

This is a sponsored post from Masa, the global leader in immersive international career development and leadership experiences in Israel for young Jewish adults from around the world. With a variety of long-term programs in Israel, Masa [...]
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Living Six Days for One

Shabbat at camp is one of the most magical experiences I’ve ever had. For campers, camp is a happy place, the place waited to be in all year round.  Surrounded by camp friends. No parents, [...]
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Celebrating Jewish Creativity Through Shabbat

When I visited Poland, I wasn’t expecting a society which had moved on, in many ways, from the days of Fiddler. I kept expecting the Jews I met there to be like my imagination of [...]
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Shabbat Poetry Project

“...poetry is not a luxury. It is a vital necessity of our existence. It forms the quality of the light within which we predicate our hopes and dreams toward survival and change, first made into [...]
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Finding the Funny on Shabbat

Jews using humor to deal with suffering is a tale as old as...well...Jews, probably. I always think of the Sarah Silverman quote — “Comedy puts light into darkness and darkness can’t live where there’s light. [...]
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Hosting a Solidarity Shabbat

During the week we lose some of the light in our eyes; it is restored to us by the reflection of light in our kiddush cup on Shabbat.   —Talmud Bavli, Shabbat 113b Whether Friday night is [...]
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In Solidarity – Around the Shabbat Table

Shabbat is about imagining a better world. This week, we’re again reminded that Shabbat is a time for pause and rejuvenation, but also an opportunity to bring anti-racism focused action to Shabbat tables across the [...]
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Kavod > COVID

Kavod. A quick Google search will tell you that this word means “respect” or “honor” in Hebrew.  COVID. A quick Google search will tell you a lot and possibly sky rocket you into a place [...]
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17 Celebs Who Are Reppin that #fridaynightmagic

Here’s a secret, y’all, and it’s been right in front of us the whole time. Shabbat is kind of famous. Like, repeatedly in the mainstream media famous, and it’s mostly thanks to celebrities who are [...]
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The Message of the Shabbat Candles: A Blazing Warmth in the Midst of Darkness

Shabbat candles are kind of a classic when it comes to traditions that go way way back. Originally, they served a practical purpose — the Torah forbids Jews from kindling fire on Shabbat, so lighting [...]
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