Why traditional Jews unplug (albeit with some workarounds) during the Sabbath.
This Friday night practice is taken from the priestly blessing.
The Sabbath between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur emphasizes themes of return and repentance.
How do I occupy myself on this day of rest?
Learn the most popular songs associated with the day of rest.
The eruv is a boundary that allows observant Jews to carry needed things in public on Shabbat.
The Torah is taken out during prayer services on Shabbat, Mondays and Thursdays.
A guide to the prayerbook and the standard service.
The rabbis of antiquity deduced that all labors necessary for constructing a sanctuary and its appurtenances should serve as the blueprint for Shabbat prohibitions.
Heschel draws out the implications of the idea that we rest in memory/imitation of God's primeval rest at the end of Creation.
Modern Jewish thinkers explore new dimensions of what Shabbat observance can mean.
Prepared Friday and slow-cooked overnight, cholent is the traditional Sabbath-day dish.