Shabbat philosophy

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When a local bus stop suddenly starts to scream out your name. You have no choice but to listen and to stop every now and again and recharge your inner batteries. When Hashem whispers, don’t force Him to shout…

by Sacha Star
Ben Juda

Shabbat as a bulwark against transhumanism? Ben Judah argues that the laws of Shabbat safeguard something more essential than family time and Friday night dinners…

by Ben Judah
Tiffany Shlain
by Tiffany Shlain
Rosemary Friedman
by Rosemary Friedman
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by Simon Apfel
Shabbat as Social Action

The day of rest reminds me that changing the world begins with improving myself.

by Akiva Gersh
Rabbi Ari Shishler
by Rabbi Ari Shishler
Rabbi Ari Taback

A “taste of the world-to-come”, Shabbos remains our sample of the way things should really be in a world gone wrong; a chance to realign ourselves with the perfection of the world the way G-d wants it to look.

by Rabbi Ari Taback
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
Walk of Life

Today, the very idea of “going for a walk” is a radical act of purposeful purposelessness. On Shabbos, it’s just what you do, because you must, but really because you can.

by Simon Shear
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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
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
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Simon Shear
Sketches of Shabbat
by Simon Shear