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What does REST mean?
Menucha, Hebrew for “rest,” is often used in the Bible to describe how God rested after the six days of creation.

כִּ֣י שֵֽׁשֶׁת־יָמִים֩ עָשָׂ֨ה יְהֹוָ֜ה אֶת־הַשָּׁמַ֣יִם וְאֶת־הָאָ֗רֶץ אֶת־הַיָּם֙ וְאֶת־כׇּל־אֲשֶׁר־בָּ֔ם וַיָּ֖נַח בַּיּ֣וֹם הַשְּׁבִיעִ֑י עַל־כֵּ֗ן בֵּרַ֧ךְ יְהֹוָ֛ה אֶת־י֥וֹם הַשַּׁבָּ֖ת וַֽיְקַדְּשֵֽׁהוּ׃

For in six days Hashem made heaven and earth and sea, and all that is in them, and He rested on the seventh day; therefore Hashem blessed the Shabbat day and hallowed it.

ki she-SHET ya-MIM a-SA a-do-NAI et ha-sha-MA-yim v'-et ha-A-retz et ha-YAM v'-et kol a-SHER-bam va-ya-NACH ba-YOM ha-sh'-VI-i al-KEN be-RACH a-do-NAI et YOM ha-sha-BAT va-y'-ka-d'-SHE-hu. (Selah)

Exodus 20:11

כִּ֥י לֹא־בָאתֶ֖ם עַד־עָ֑תָּה אֶל־הַמְּנוּחָה֙ וְאֶל־הַֽנַּחֲלָ֔ה אֲשֶׁר־יְהֹוָ֥ה אֱלֹהֶ֖יךָ נֹתֵ֥ן לָֽךְ׃

because you have not yet come to the allotted haven that Hashem your God is giving you.

ki lo-va-TEM ad-a-TAH el ha-me-NU-khah v'-el ha-na-cha-LAH a-SHER a-do-NAI e-lo-HE-kha no-TAYN LAKH

Deuteronomy 12:9

Description about REST
Menucha, Hebrew for “rest,” is often used in the Bible to describe how God rested after the six days of creation. This established the seventh day, Shabbat, as a day of rest for all time, both to honor God as the Creator of all things and to provide humanity with a day to reflect upon the purpose of our existence in this world. The Bible also uses menucha to refer to the Land of Israel, where the people of Israel would settle and “rest” and finally become a nation in their own land. As the verse states, “Because you have not yet come to the allotted rest and inheritance that your God is giving you” (Deuteronomy 12:9). Rashi, the great Bible commentator, writes that menucha specifically refers to Shiloh, the longtime home of the Tabernacle in Israel and the spiritual center of the 12 tribes of Israel before King Solomon built the first Temple in Jerusalem. Menucha is a fitting word for the site of the Tabernacle, for the primary purpose of the Tabernacle was to create a physical space for God’s presence to “rest” in the midst of the people of Israel and all of humanity. In one of his most well-known psalms, King David uses menucha to describe the rest and tranquility that only God can provide to humanity. “He makes me lie down in green pastures; He leads me to water in places of repose” (Psalm 23:2). God is our constant source of support; only through our relationship with Him can we experience rest and tranquility, and realize that we lack nothing.
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Where is REST in the Bible?
Exodus 20:11, Deuteronomy 12:9
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