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How the Sabbath keeps the Jewish people

By Judith Shulevitz, The Forward

Posted on Apr. 2, 2010 at 10:55 am

From Haaretz.com:

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.

Read the full article at http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1160647.html

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