Personal Accounts Shabbat

Your Airplanes Shall Rest on Shabbat

Recalling the day when Menachem Begin stopped Israel’s national airline, El Al, from flying on Shabbat.

Discovering Angels

How the Jewish Sabbath transformed my life.

I Too Am Royalty

As a child I longed for the majestic. Watching the royal wedding, I realized I found it.

Shabbos in Vietnam

I was determined to take Saturdays off. My commander had other ideas.

My Cell Phone

I wanted to start keeping Shabbat, but it meant shutting off the cell phone I was enslaved to.

Around the Sabbath Table

I rarely use my passport, yet every Saturday I meet people from around the world.

The Stop Button

How I got out of the never-ending cycle of work, struggle and stress.

Make it on Sunday

My client called, perturbed that I'd stopped working on Shabbat.

It's Still Shabbat

What kind of Shabbat will it be in the hospital emergency room?

Home for Shabbat

Stranded in Milwaukee with nowhere to go. A true story.

Shabbat Challenges

Candid thoughts on getting adjusted.

Best Things About Shabbat

Personal thoughts on what makes Shabbat the highlight of every week.

No More Humpty Dumpty

Shabbat is the day to enjoy the person you have become.

The Light at the End of the Week

Shabbat became my life raft, my refuge from a cruel working environment.

A Shabbat Miracle

My father and I had nothing in common besides the long silences that would pass between us. Then a miracle happened.

Shabbat Prom Queen

The prom is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Some get the thrill every week.

The Selfish Shabbat

I hardly believed in God's existence when I started to observe Shabbat. My observance began for one reason only: I was selfish.

Alone in Lenox Hill

In my grandmother's room, it was as silent as death.

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