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Noa Cacharel

How Shabbat and the teachings of an early 20th century Polish Kabbalist helped me find purpose, meaning and my true place in this world.

by Noa Cacharel
Miriam Kosman

In the unfamiliar world of Shabbat, we are human beings rather than human doings, and what is important is not what we accomplish, but who we are.

by Miriam Kosman
Lana Wilder

There is a sacred chain stretching back 4 000 years, connecting Jews in the present day with their ancient forebears. In October 2014, I discovered it in a single instant.

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Shabbat isn’t just an expression of our faith in G-d. It’s an expression of G-d’s faith in us.

by Rabbi Dr Samuel Lebens
Adrienne Gold1

As a chronic FOMO sufferer, the idea of Shabbat once filled me with terror. What I didn’t understand was that ceasing to create would make me more creative. That not exerting myself would give me more strength. That being where I am, limited, constrained, here and nowhere else, has alerted me to the boundless joy in my heart and in my life.

by Adrienne Gold
Shais Taub

On Shabbat, away from the constant drone and the deafening din, away from the almost irresistible draw of our screens, unmoored from the continual parade of distractions which characterise the modern age, we come face to face with the world as it is and ourselves as we are. It’s frightening. It’s liberating. And it’s deeply necessary.

by Shais Taub
Shabbat on Ibiza

With well over 400 sleek black-marble stores worldwide and die-hard fans as far flung as Tokyo, Sydney, Seoul and New York City, Kooples founder, owner and creative director Alexandre Elicha believes that Shabbat is seriously on-trend.

You’ll find him equally comfortable slipping between front row seats at International Fashion Weeks and his local beit medrash — and here’s how it all began with a magical Shabbat in Ibiza.

by Simon Apfel
A Different Consciousness of Time

This is not a sentimental story about how Shabbat observance immediately made us happier, or even more spiritual – no sound and light show, no fireworks, no revelation on the way to Jerusalem. It’s a story about blessings.

by William Kolbrener
Gila Arnold

It starts off like a leisurely waltz. It morphs into a maelstrom of madness. The shopping the cleaning, the preparation. The March of the Menu. At dusk, I approach the candles, pause for a moment to take a breath, and strike the match. Then I walk over to the couch for my favorite moment of the week. Sit down. Lean back. Ahhhhh. There is nothing – nothing at all – like sinking into cushiony heaven after an entire day on your feet. That “Ah Moment”, to me, epitomizes Shabbat.

by Gila Arnold
Renewable Energy

Shabbat is humanity’s greatest source of renewable energy – the day that gives us the strength to keep on creating.

by Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
Robert Aumann

Shabbat Project writer/editor Simon Apfel spoke with renowned game theorist Robert Aumann about his Nobel address that doubled as a d’var Torah, his relationship with Oliver Sacks, and his lifelong love affair with Shabbat. You may even learn a thing or two about game theory!

by Robert Aumann& Simon Apfel
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I have life – and Shabbat is at the centre of it
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