Shabbat. A Day to Create Yourself by Warren Goldstein
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Building Character, Shaping Perspectives, and Finding Happiness throughout Shabbat
What unites a Russian refusenik, a US senator, a Parisian fashion designer, a world-famous behavioral psychologist, and a world championship boxer?
What brings together prime ministers and presidents, musicians and actors, Nobel prize-winners and novelists?
What lies at the heart of a global grassroots movement uniting Jews across every language, culture, and background?
But if Shabbat isn’t just a day of rest, what is it?
Shabbat. A Day to Create Yourself is a call to see Shabbat with fresh eyes – to discover how it can unleash personal and societal renewal, and offers us a recipe for happiness in an increasingly complex world. But also, how it gives us something more – the Divine gift of self-creation; how more than just a day of rest, Shabbat is a day that completely transforms us.
Ultimately, Shabbat reminds us that our most important accomplishments in life cannot be touched or measured or priced – that our greatest work of creation is ourselves.
Drawing from hundreds of Jewish sources, distilling the ideas and commentaries of Jewish sages spanning three thousand years, Shabbat. A Day to Create Yourself delves into some of the deepest secrets of Shabbat.
And tells the story of Shabbat in a way that has never been told before.
Year first published: 2023