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How the Sabbath keeps the Jewish people


URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/nation/article/how_the_sabbath_keeps_the_jewish_people_20100402

To love Judaism is to know how much the Sabbath matters. But neither knowledge nor love is quite enough to move many Jews, perhaps most Jews, to observance, or even to the level of observance they feel, deep in their hearts, commanded to achieve. This state of cognitive dissonance prevails even in Israel, where the non-enforcement of the many Sabbath laws on the books has the effect of deepening the divide, every Saturday, between observant Jews and everyone else.

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