Torah.org Home Subscribe Services Support Us
 
Print Version

Email this article to a friend

Special Days

59: Sanctifying Shabbos

"Remember the Shabbos day to sanctify it." (Shemos 20:8)

It is a mitzvah to sanctify the Shabbos. We do this by reciting Kiddush at the beginning and Havdalah at the end; bathing, cleansing ourselves, and dressing up in honor of Shabbos before the day begins; and enjoying three meals of good food, as well as an additional meal after Shabbos.

We should remember Shabbos every weekday, too. By saying each day, "This is the first day toward Shabbos," "This is the second day toward Shabbos," we remind ourselves that our success each day is linked to the understanding that Hashem created the universe in six days and rested on the seventh.

If you come across something nice on a weekday, it is a mitzvah to put it aside for Shabbos.


Text Copyright © 2007 by Rabbi Moshe Goldberger and Torah.org.


 

ARTICLES ON SHEMINI AND THE OMER:

View Complete List

Silent Justice
Rabbi Aron Tendler - 5764

“Letter to my Son Akiva”
Jon Erlbaum - 5773

Why would G-d create the world?
Rabbi Dovid Green - 5758

Frumster - Orthodox Jewish Dating

"Where's The Beef?"
Rabbi Yaakov Menken - 5763

A Count of Anticipation
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5758

Heart Talk
Rabbi Eliyahu Hoffmann - 5768

> Might We Be Whole
Rabbi Label Lam - 5767

Cleave to Your Friends
Shlomo Katz - 5758

We are Toddlers Before Hashem
Shlomo Katz - 5760

ArtScroll

A Turn to Channel Time
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5757

The "Second" Pesach
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5755

Real Spirituality
Rabbi Yaakov Menken - 5755

Looking for a Chavrusah?

The "Eighth"
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5762

The Special Spirituality of the Jew
Rabbi Yosef Kalatsky - 5763

Eighth Day Jews
Rabbi Berel Wein - 5772

Safety in Numbers
Rabbi Pinchas Avruch - 5763



Project Genesis

Torah.org Home


Torah Portion

Jewish Law

Ethics

Texts

Learn the Basics

Seasons

Features

TORAHAUDIO

Ask The Rabbi

Knowledge Base




Help

About Us

Contact Us



Free Book on Geulah!




Torah.org Home
Torah.org HomeCapalon.com Copyright Information