The following is the introduction to the unit on the value of Shabbat.
The distress in our lives seems to be rising with the fast pace of modern living and technological advancements. But worrying is not
new to our generation. My father-in-law shares a classic joke: “What does a Jewish telegram say?” “Start worrying. Letter will follow.”
Shabbat nurtures calmness of mind and soul.
Shabbat, perhaps more than any other ritual, is regarded as a rare and remarkable gem in the treasure trove of Jewish wisdom. Yes,
it is something that we have guarded for millennia, but even more than that – it is something that has guarded and shaped the Jewish
family. What is so singularly special about Shabbat?
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Year of Growth is given in Israel to all Momentum trip participants in English, Russian, Spanish, or Hebrew as of 2020.