Because the Sabbath is traditionally a day to refrain from work, it is the perfect time to catch up on some sleep. You’ll find Jews around the world taking a Shabbat afternoon shluf (nap), or at least sitting down and relaxing for a couple of hours.
Yes, the rabbis of the Talmud gave you permission to get your drink on. Or, at least, to drink 3.07 ounces, the minimum amount of wine that the sages required in order to say kiddush on the Sabbath (although more is welcome, if you're in the mood).
According to the Book of Isaiah, to observe the Sabbath you should honor it "by not doing your usual ways." (58:13) And what's more usual than checking your email, scrolling through your music collection, and texting the night away? Modern technologies ar