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Thursday, April 10, 2014

SA Chief Rabbi Goldstein's "Shabbos Project" Going International

After the great success and much-praised Shabbos Project that South Africa Chief Rabbi Warren Goldstein inaugurated for South Africa last year, he has decided to raise the stakes and go global, reports YWN.

The International Shabbos Project is scheduled to take place on Shabbat Parshat No'ah, Oct. 24-25, 2014.

There is untold value in and of itself to keep Shabbat.  But besides its own sake and the sake of keeping Torah commandments, there is a well-known side benefit as well, as the gemara says happens when the Jewish people keep 2 Shabbatot:

אמר רבי יוחנן משום רבי שמעון בן יוחי אלמלי משמרין ישראל שתי שבתות כהלכתן מיד נגאלין שנאמר כה אמר ה' לסריסים אשר ישמרו את שבתותי וכתיב בתריה והביאותים אל הר קדשי
Ribbi Yohanan said in the name of Ribbi Shimon Ben Yohai: If Israel would keep 2 Shabbatot according to their laws, they would immediately be redeemed, as it says, "For thus saith the LORD concerning the eunuchs that keep My sabbaths..." and it is written afterwards "Even them will I bring to My holy mountain..."


At Fri Apr 11, 06:40:00 AM 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isaiah 56:4-5 is quite interesting... It start talking about Sarisim, and ends with a promise for 1 Saris (shem olam eten LO), among those who keep Shabat...
Any way, WHY Israel is compared to a Saris, and not to a tumtum, or aylonit?


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