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Shabbat Shalom Dave – Part Two

“The Story About Dave” Part Two by Rabbi Yosef Mizrachi – This lecture happened the day after the previous lecture about the great story on someone named Dave who is looking for a sign from Hashem and eventually he got that sign. Shabbat Shalom.

This video contains some of the Rabbi’s conclusions from the story:

https://www.youtube.com/embed/29GYccUhm1s?start=8890&autoplay=1

And, here is the original post (part one):

https://torah-share.com/shabbat/shabbat-shalom-dave/

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Shabbat Shalom Dave

“The Story About Dave” by Rabbi Yosef Mizrachi – Five minute short clip – great story on someone named Dave who is looking for a sign from Hashem and eventually he got that sign. Shabbat Shalom.

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The Importance Of The Sabbath by Rabbi Yosef Mizrachi

Rabbi Yosef Mizrachi – Shares a strongly worded mussar (ethics) on the importance of Jews to observe and keep Shabbat and the consequences that are codified in the Torah for not doing so. Shabbat is a gift from Hashem to the Jewish people – gratitude for this gift instead of indifference is our (correct) spiritual choice. This is the English version – the Hebrew version has already amassed 450,000 views.

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Shabbat: What is in it for me? – !Short Clip! by Rabbi David Aaron

Rabbi David Aaron – Short simple one minute video on who we are actually working for and how we have the day off from the boss. Enjoy it! Shabbat Shalom.

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Shabbat – The Real Existence

Rabbi Dr. Akiva Tatz – Shares a unique perspective that Shabbat is the goal not an inconvenience, it is our destination not a stopping point along the way, it is a glimpse of the World to come not an interuption to our daily lives. Shabbat is what to live for in the here and now – celebrated once a week – experience it now!

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Healing Properties of Shabbos for Our Soul

Rabbi Yitzchak Breitowitz – Just in time for the pre-Shabbos video blog post! This video is packed with great information about Shabbos both practical and spiritual and from so many different texts. The story towards the end about Rav Kook’s ability to make a difference at a non-religious kibbutz really emphasized his love of his fellow Jews in Eretz Yisroel. Shabbat Shalom!

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Successful People are Unaccomplished By Rabbi David Aaron

Six days shall work be done, but on the seventh day there shall be to you a holy day, a sabbath of solemn rest to the Lord. (Exodus 35:2)

During the forty years that the Israelites wandered in the desert they carried with them a portable temple referred to as the Tabernacle or the Mishkan. The creative acts that are forbidden on Shabbat are those acts similar to the skills that went into building or assembling the Mishkan. The Talmud outlines 39 different categories of such creative acts that are forbidden to do on Shabbat. They represent our ultimate power of creativity which is to build a temple that accommodates the presence of G-d on earth. Of course we know that G-d does not literally dwell in the Mishkan, however, the Mishkan symbolizes our ability to serve G-d and infuse every moment and every place with the presence of G-d. In other words the greatest accomplishment of a human being is to serve to make manifest G-d’s presence in the here and the now.

The building of the Mishkan represents the greatest accomplishment that we could ever imagine to accomplish in our lives. G-d created the world for you and me and our joy, task and service is to take this world and build it into a sanctuary for the presence of G-d. The greatest accomplishment that we could ever do is to do something for G-d. This is one of the most amazing ideas in Torah tradition, that we human beings can do something for G-d. It is human nature to feel great when we can do something for an important or famous person. Torah teaches that we can even do something for He who is the greatest — G-d. This is one of the most mystical ideas in Jewish tradition–G-d created work for us to do for Him. When I act on my own behalf it is no great shakes but when I act on G-d’s behalf it takes me beyond myself and connects me to G-d.

we build the Mishkan we are creating a space for G-d to become present in this world and this is the greatest human accomplishment imaginable. Why then are we commanded to refrain on Shabbat from the greatest act of human creativity and accomplishment? To ensure that we are truly doing it for G-d’s sake. Otherwise it could be just another ego trip.

Now imagine it is Friday afternoon, it’s the dawn of the sixth millennium, six thousand years we have been waiting for the Messiah and finally he has come and we are building the tabernacle. Within minutes we complete the ultimate accomplishment we have been dreaming of but Shabbat is coming soon. We need just ten more minutes to complete the temple and infuse this world with the complete presence of G-d — but Shabbat is starting in five minutes. Would we stop? Could we stop? Are we willing to let go of the greatest service to G-d, the ultimate accomplishment humanly possible? Are we going to blow the rectification of the universe for five minutes of Shabbat and wait 25 hours to resume?

But this is exactly the message of Shabbat and the blessing it bears.

If we are really building the Temple for G-d than if the Boss says stop we stop. The goal is not to finish the temple rather the goal is to infuse very moment with the presence of G-d through service. If you cannot stop then you were building the temple for yourself.

In summary: What is Shabbat all about? Shabbat is a time to stop. And when we stop that retroactively affirms that everything we have done until now is truly in service to G-d. If the boss closes shop and doesn’t want us to work why would we even want to do work? Otherwise we are confused and think we are self-employed. Shabbat reminds us that we just work here in this moment, in this moment, in this moment. Shabbat teaches us that the future that we are looking forward is not any more important than this moment right now in our service to G-d. Only the now is real and only now is the time to bring G-d’s presence into the world. Shabbat empowers us to stop, chill out, beat the rush and be at peace now.

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The Meaning of Shabbat: The Source of Blessing (Hebrew W/English Subtitles)

Rabbi Zamir Cohen – Pefect pre-Shabbat video. This class is a great summation of Shabbat and both a practical and spiritual guide on how to view Shabbat. Packed with information and how and why of Shabbat for both the observant and non-observant audience. A real video treasure.

Personal Thoughts – The examples Rabbi Cohen gives are exactly how I viewed Shabbat both before and at the beginning of my religious observance. It all looked like a lot of restrictions and boring(ness) and how could I get through a whole day of this. But both learning about and then slowly taking on new things slowly it became less of a burden and more of a delight until finally it became the absolute highlight of my week every week, never a burden, and something I could not live without. The process of becoming Shomer Shabbat and celebrating Shabbat (instead of just enduring it) created a constant and regular life changing spiritual experience. The advice that was given to me at the beginning was do one thing (light Shabbat candles, go to shul, learn) and do less of one thing work wise (don’t write or write less, don’t turn on any lights or do it less times, don’t open the phone or reduce) started a process that continues even today. Shabbat Shalom!

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