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Sabbath Manifesto

Reboot & MyJewishLearning want to slow down your life.

The Sabbath Manifesto is a creative project designed to slow down lives in an increasingly hectic world. The Manifesto was conceived by Reboot, a network of leaders and tastemakers who work toward a common goal: to “reboot” the culture, rituals, and traditions of Judaism. In concert with the Manifesto, Reboot launched a National Day of Unplugging for people to slow down their lives and reconnect with friends, family, the community and themselves. This will be observed starting at sundown on Friday, March 23-24, 2012.

The Manifesto contains 10 core principles completely open for your unique interpretation. In anticipation of the National Day of Unplugging, MyJewishLearning.com was asked to detail the background, sources, and Jewish insights behind these principles.
 

The Ten Principles

1. Avoid technology.

2. Connect with loved ones.

3. Nurture your health.

4. Get outside.

5. Avoid commerce.

6. Light candles.

7. Drink wine.

8. Eat bread.

9. Find silence.

10. Give back.


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