Science of Shabbat (rest)

The Science of Shabbat

What is Shabbat?

Shabbat, also known as the Sabbath, is a day of rest and spiritual enrichment in Judaism. It begins at sunset on Friday and ends at nightfall on Saturday. Shabbat is a time for family, prayer, and rest, commemorating the seventh day of creation when God rested. Key practices include lighting candles, reciting prayers, sharing festive meals, abstaining from work, and attending synagogue services. Shabbat is considered one of the most important observances in Judaism, emphasizing rest, reflection, and community.

The Science of Rest

We live in an incredible moment in time when science is able to validate the indigenous wisdom of Torah. Researchers at Yale University have revealed the power of a good pause.

Scheduling a dedicated day of rest and relaxation isn't just a luxury - it's a health and productivity booster.

The study found that taking a break can significantly reduce stress, lower blood pressure, and even extend your lifespan.

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