Havdallah marks a descent. We are stepping down from Shabbat into the earthy, into the weekly, into the mundane – what is wine doing here?
Whenever we celebrate Shabbat we experience a kind of paradise regained
Melodies and Moments
“Within the temporal and metaphysical space of Shabbat, there are no smartphones or devices to document; there are only moments...”
The soil in which I was planted
The Shabbat Project’s Simon Apfel chatted to celebrated novelist, Jonathan Safran Foer (author of Everything is Illuminated, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, and, most recently, Here I Am), quizzing him about his professed love of Shabbat, social changes wrought by the explosion in technology, and the nature of Jewish identity.
The Jewish People need big ideas
Massive ideas are quickly shaping the world. And the Jewish World needs ideas – bigger and quicker than ever before.
Moishele Good Shabbos
Good Shabbos. Two words called out from pre-war Vienna that continue to echo through to today. This is a story within a story within a story within a story – and while the character at the centre of this narrative Russian Doll has long been silenced, more layers are continuously being added. One thing’s for sure – once you meet Moishele Good Shabbos, you’re not likely to forget him.
An event of almost mythical proportions.
Come hell or high water
"Everyone was inspired and energised by the idea of the whole Jewish world keeping this Shabbat together.”
Shabbos as a spiritual practice
All of our days leading like pilgrimage to the transcendence of Shabbat; a glimpse of the World to Come.
G-d has us learn how to be okay with life as it is, how to allow ourselves to experience the moment without trying to take away or add.
Re-establishing the Chain
There is a sacred chain stretching back 4 000 years, connecting Jews in the present day with their ancient forebears.