Makes ShabbatShabbat is the Sabbath day, the Day of Rest, and is observed from Friday night through Saturday night. Is set aside from the rest of the week both in honor of the fact that God rested on the seventh day after creating the world. On Shabbat, many Jews observe prohibitions from various activities designated as work. Shabbat is traditionally observed with festive meals, wine, challah, prayers, the reading and studying of Torah, conjugal relations, family time, and time with friends. holy
God re-nefeshes Godself
And commands us to do the same
As a sign
Of our covenant.
After every creation, a moment,
An acknowledgement of completion.
A breath in which to say
“it is (very) good.”
We toil for six days
But the rest
*The phrase re-nefesh (to “re-ensoul”) was brilliantly coined in Alan Lew’s This is Real and you are Completely Unprepared.