In accordance with the Jewish calendar, the Shabbat begins on Friday evening at sunset and ends on Saturday night with the appearance of three stars. As Jews (and even non-Jews) we’re lucky to have the Shabbat in our lives, a day of holiday every week, not only once a year, but the Shabbat will only happen if you make it happen.
The Holy One, blessed be G-d, said: “The Shabbat is a sample of the world-to-come, for that world will be one lone Shabbat.”
But in this modern age it is so easy to forget the joy of the Shabbat. Come Friday and Saturday, many of us will be glued to our small screens, updating our Facebook status or blogging away or chatting away, and before we know it, Shabbat will have passed us by and we will know that something is missing even though we don’t know what it is. Friday and Saturday will happen automatically, but it is up to the individual to make Shabbos happen. So come Friday get your priorities ready and remember that the Shabbat is a special time in all our lives.
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