Numbers 28:9
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9  On the Shabbat day: two yearling lambs without blemish, together with two-tenths of a measure of choice flour with oil mixed in as a meal offering, and with the proper libation—

uv-YOM ha-sha-BAT sh’-nay kh’-va-SEEM b’-nay sha-NAH t’-mee-MIM u-sh’-NAY es-ro-NEEM SO-let min-KHAH b’-lu-LAH va-SHE-men v’-nis-KO

ט  וּבְיוֹם הַשַּׁבָּת שְׁנֵי־כְבָשִׂים בְּנֵי־שָׁנָה תְּמִימִם וּשְׁנֵי עֶשְׂרֹנִים סֹלֶת מִנְחָה בְּלוּלָה בַשֶּׁמֶן וְנִסְכּוֹ׃

 28:9   On the Shabbat day

Shabbat candles, wine and Challah

Shabbat, the seventh day of the week, is a reminder that God is the creator of the entire world. Just as He created the world in six days and rested on the seventh, we use our creative powers to work for six days, but rest on the seventh. Shabbat also serves as a remembrance of the exodus from Egypt (see Deuteronomy 5:14). Through the miracles associated with the exodus, Hashem demonstrated that He is still very much involved in the world, though He generally works behind the scenes. By keeping the Shabbat, we affirm our belief in Hashem as the Creator who is continuously responsible for everything that happens in the world. The Land of Israel also has a Shabbat of its own, once every seven years. By abandoning the fields during the Sabbatical year and putting our sustenance in the hands of the Lord, we affirm our belief that He is intimately involved in everything that happens in our lives. We owe all of our success to Him, and we believe that He will provide for us, even if we are not working the land.

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  • This. is is such an important verse for me as a teacher of the word. It is easy to say I trust in HaShem, He will take care of me, but to leave the fields unattended for a year depending on ou trust takes true faith and belief in our G-d. What a witness to the world Isreal is. I can't leave my small garden for a week in Texas it will be ruined. HaShem has truly blessed Isreal.


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