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Sacred Space Sundays Recap - Oneness, Remember, Observe

On November 17, 2019, the discussion centered around Oneness and Remembrance. Neonu Jewell likened Oneness to the ocean and one drop of water. The ocean is made up of droplets of water indistinguishable from the whole and yet the ocean exists and the droplet exists. Just as there are parts of the droplet, there are parts of us, and we are parts of the ocean. Yet there is that within us that makes us unique as each drop of water is unique.

In response to a question about ways to experience the human race as "your tribe" - Neonu offered one way would be to practice a form of Shabbat. (Shabbat is observed from a few minutes before sunset on Friday evening until the appearance of three stars in the sky on Saturday night.) The purpose of Shabbat is to take time “to remember and observe” - two principles of Judaism. One way to practice is to turn off the outside world (social media and cell phones, TV, computer, iPad, and tablets) and connect with humanity/engage with people (spend time with loved ones). Taking time out to practice a form of Shabbat can directly impact your day and your week.

Here are some links for those who want to know more about Shabbat -

“Taking a Modern Day Sabbath” RELEVANT magazine

“Shabbat in the Modern World” My Jewish Learning

“The 39 Prohibited Sabbath Activities”

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