It just occurred to me that I have never done a post about why Shabbat is so special to me. Here we go:
1. First and foremost, on Shabbat I do not make myself do anything I do not want to do. Shabbat is a day of rest.
2. On Shabbat, I get the chance to daven (pray) three times a day, instead of my usual twice. I also get to wear my tallit (prayer shawl).
3. Very often, I get the honor of leading something (or two or even occasionally three somethings) during services.
4. Shabbat is a time for friends and family.
5. On Shabbat, Rosh Hodesh, and holidays, I daven out of the siddur (prayer book) I received in first grade. This feels special to me every time.
6. On Shabbat I get to take a nap!
7. On Shabbat we sing some of my favorite songs!
8. Shabbat is a great opportunity to just live in the moment, which is something we all need to do more.
"Don't tell God how big your storm is; tell your storm how big your God is."
I believe in God.
I believe in God.
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