Saturday, April 11, 2009

The strength of Shabbat

היום שני יומים לעמר
Today is the second day of the omer

גבורה שבחסד
A day of strength in a week of loving kindness

In this year of omer counting, Saturday--Shabbat is the day of strength. That seems like a disconnect, since Shabbat is a day of rest, a day spent refreshing oneself physically, mentally, and perhaps emotionally. Many times strength implies a certain amount of work, something one is not supposed to do on Shabbat.

So, what is the strength of Shabbat? Something to ponder over the next weeks.......

No comments: