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25 Best Jewish Shabbat Quotes and Sayings for Peaceful Rest

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Keep reading our inspirational and holy Shabbat quotes and sayings during which the Jewish people listen to the Torah on the importance of rest and reflection.

In Jewish Culture, every week, for 25 hours from Friday sunset to Saturday sunset, Jews refrain from any work.

They instead spend the day remembering God, spending time with family and the Jewish community, and attending the services in the synagogue.

Shabbat is seen as the most revered of all Jewish holidays.

Best Shabbat Quotes and Sayings

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Sabbath is not simply the pause that refreshes. It is the pause that transforms.
– Walter Brueggemann

Without a Sabbath, no worship; without worship, no religion; and without religion, no permanent freedom.
– Charles Forbes Rene de Montalembert

The Sabbath is the link between the paradise which has passed away and the paradise which is yet to come.
– Andrew Wylie

We make the Sabbath a delight when we teach the gospel to our children.
– Russell M. Nelson

The Sabbath provides a wonderful opportunity to strengthen family ties.
– Russell M. Nelson

The Sabbath is not simply a time to rest, to recuperate. We should look at our work from the outside, not just from within.
– Ludwig Wittgenstein

Sabbath rest is more than mere abstention from physical work; and, therefore, must include worship and Scripture-reading.
– Joseph H. Hertz

Happy Shabbat Quotes and Sayings

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On Shabbat something happens to the world – the world becomes infinite again.
– Shlomo Carlebach

Shabbat is a day of rest, of mental scrutiny and of balance. Without it the workdays are insipid.
– Hayim Nahman Bialik

Make the Sabbath a delight by rendering service to others.
– Russell M. Nelson

In observing the Sabbath, one is both giving a gift to God and imitating Him.
– Lauren F. Winner

The gift of the Sabbath must be treasured. Blessed are you who honour this day.
– Lailah Gifty Akita

On the Sabbath- we are reminded that we are not human doings, but human beings.
– Rob Bell

The Sabbath is not a day to feast our bodies, but to feed our souls.
– Marie Josephine

Anybody can observe the Sabbath, but making it holy surely takes the rest of the week.
– Alice Walker

Holy Shabbat Quotes and Sayings

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Sabbath is the celebration of life beyond and outside productivity.
– Walter Brueggemann

Sabbath’s golden rule: Cease from what is necessary. Embrace that which gives life.
– Mark Buchanan

Keeping the Sabbath day holy is much more than just physical rest. It involves spiritual renewal and worship.
– James E. Faust

The [Jewish] Sabbath was not intended to be simply a desert of prohibitions, but rather an oasis for moral restoration and seemly pleasure-one was to eat, drink, even be merry.
– Israel Shenker

Sabbath is that uncluttered time and space in which we can distance ourselves from our own activities enough to see what God is doing.
– Eugene H. Peterson

The Sabbath is not for the sake of the weekdays; the weekdays are for the sake of Sabbath. It is not an interlude but the climax of living.
– Abraham Joshua Heschel

If you keep the Sabbath, you start to see creation not as somewhere to get away from your ordinary life, but a place to frame an attentiveness to your life.
– Eugene H. Peterson

Sabbath observance invites us to stop. It invites us to rest. It asks us to notice that while we rest, the world continues without our help. It invites us to delight in the world’s beauty and abundance.
– Wendell Berry

The sabbath is God’s special present to the working man, and one of its chief objects is to prolong his life, and preserve efficient his working tone. The savings bank of human existence is the weekly sabbath.
– William Blaikie

Inspirational Shabbat Quotes and Sayings

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