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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
Gilded Edges
by Sarah Tuttle-Singer
Rabbi Ari Shishler
by Rabbi Ari Shishler
When the Lights Go Out

“So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing.”

- T.S. Elliot

“…And in the darkness bind them.”

- Gandalf, Lord of the Rings

by Simon Apfel
An Eternity in an Instant
by Dylan Cohen
Michael Gros

An encounter with the rock legend taught Jimmy Baron a lesson he’d never forget.

by Michael Gros
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
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
Hell or High Water

An astonishing 155.7millimetres of rain fell in Dallas over 22 and 23 October 2015, during one of the worst storms to hit the area in recent memory. The record rainfall flooded Abby Widom’s entire house – but she nevertheless followed through on her commitment to keep her first Shabbat.

by Simon Apfel
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
Spillover effect

Beer pong, flip cup, keg parties, Toby Keith and… The Shabbat Project? As difficult as it is to believe, they do all share one thing in common.

by Simon Apfel
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Songs that heal
by Michele Gelboin