Shabbat: The holiest day of the year

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Rabbi Marc Rubenstein
Rabbi Marc Rubenstein. Valley News/Courtesy photo
Rabbi Marc Rubenstein Special to Valley News When many Jewish people are asked the question, “What is the holiest day in the Jewish calendar?” they will answer, “Of course, Yom Kippur.” They are correct. It is an extremely holy and sacred day; however, there is one day that sits above all Jewish holidays, including Yom Kippur, as the holiest day of the year… Shabbat. No day in the life of Israel is more sacred and holy than Shabbat. The next time you are out on a Friday night or a Saturday before sunset: remember it is the holiness time of the year. You may wonder: What does God want us to do on Shabbat? You could spend a lifetime discovering the details of Shabbat worship. In short, God wants to be with us on Shabbat. God only wants our focus to be on
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