March 20, 2018
It’s Friday evening and the sun is setting. In Jewish tradition, it is time for kabbalat Shabbat, welcoming the Sabbath. Whether you view Shabbat as the seventh and final day in the cycle of creation or simply the start of the weekend, it is a full earthly rotation of otherness, a time set apart from sundown on Friday evening, technically until three stars appear in the sky on Saturday night.
Every week, whether you are overlooking the Old City of Jerusalem or unwinding with friends in your living room, Shabbat gives you an opportunity to take a break and be fully present in your life. Ritual and blessings can make that possible, helping you carve out a moment in your week to connect to yourself and others.
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