Shabbat: the importance of the holy day of rest

Miscellaneous joon3177 July 25, 2016 2 14
In Exodus 35: 1-2 says, "These are the commandments which the Lord has commanded me to bring them to implement Six days shall work be done: but the seventh day must be holy for you, one day. perfect work abstention in honor of the Eternal. " First thing in the Torah is called holy day, the Sabbath. Sabbath means rest for everyone; it means that we commemorate the Creation comes from above; and it means relaxation.

Rest for everyone and everything

On Shabbat, everything is left alone: ​​people, animals and the environment Who's orthodox neighborhoods of cities in Israel feel the tranquility.
The rabbis have expanded the Shabbat laws. So should not even be written, no pen to be touched and no plants. All day lives naturally in freedom.

Boss on Creation

On Shabbat, we show that the creation belongs to God. The same applies during the Sjemita where the land is not cultivated. The farmer shows that the land belongs to God. In our modern times, it seems difficult to observe the Shabbat. Only when they celebrate Shabbat with the full conviction, one experiences the deep purifying effect on the rest day. But this does not mean that those who follow the commandments and prohibitions, it goes well. Everyone sooner or later confronted with the question 'what am I doing on earth, where I work? "

Restriction and freedom

One day a week we focus on the spiritual. God rested on this day is an ultimate expression of freedom. God is also called the Almighty. Dai in Hebrew means 'enough'. After God had created man, he said, 'dai'. Life evolved further and God rested. God stopped the creation shows His grandeur. Life was not indomitable.

Shabbat as relaxation

Shabbat is characterized by relaxation: an intense family life, joint Tora- and Talmud study and synagogue visit. The body will rest and there is spiritual growth and development possible.
The 24-hour economy today does not account for physical and psychological rhythms. This does not affect the physical and mental health to. Social life is at risk; also education gets less attention so that values ​​the pinch. However, man has reflection required to maintain the relationship with others and with God.

No property

The Torah emphasizes that the capital goods are not the property of man. In Hebrew there is work "have" or "possess" no. Is said instead 'jesj lie'. As thanks for having borrowed the goods must perform human counterparts. One is to sanctify the Shabbat. Thus we show that everything comes from Him.