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by Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
Tweski
by Rabbi Dr. Abraham Twerski
Senator Lieberman
by Senator Joe Lieberman
Avner Begin
by Yehuda Avner
Tiffany Shlain
by Tiffany Shlain
Rabbi Ari Shishler
by Rabbi Ari Shishler
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
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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
Jonathan Safran Foer

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.

by ​Jonathan Safran Foer& Simon Apfel
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
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Senator Lieberman
Candle lighting and the gift of rest
by Senator Joe Lieberman