Saturday, September 02, 2006

Daf Yomi - Yoma 87 - Lekavod Shabbos

The Gemara states that whoever causes the public to do good will not be given the opportunity to sin. This idea has found expression throughout Jewish history in those who have battled to safeguard the sanctity of Shabbos. In Eretz Yisroel, one can find many areas where there are signs declaring that the community should observe the Shabbos. In the Diaspora this is not very practical, but one can have a great impact by impressing on his or her neighbors that observing Shabbos is equivalent to observing the entire Torah. One must prepare for Shabbos during the week so that when Shabbos arrives it is obvious what we are safeguarding and why Shabbos is so critical to the existence of the Jewish People.

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