Thursday, March 29, 2007

Shabbat HaGadol, The Great Sabbath

Shabbat HaGadol is the very last Shabbat before Pesach, the Passover Holiday.

Chazal, our sages, and rabbis over the ages have written and debated and discussed the significance of Shabbat HaGadol. They read and research in our Holy Books.

I'm not learned.
I'm just a housewife, a wife, mother, daughter and grandmother. My perspective doesn't come from our learned sages.

Shabbat HaGadol is a difficult Shabbat. It is the most difficult one of the year, since it's before Pesach, and with all the cleaning, there's little time to think of food and cooking for Shabbat. If Yom Kippur's 25 hour fast was on Shabbat HaGadol, it would be just perfect. No food to prepare at all.

A year like this is the hardest of all for anyone who is making a "seder," since the seder will be on Monday night, just two days after Shabbat is over.

This coming Shabbat is called Shabbat HaGadol to remind us that Shabbat is GADOL, Great! And no matter how harried and hysterical we are, it's still Shabbat and it must be honored and kept.

So, Shabbat Shalom U'Mevorach!
Have a Peaceful and Blessed Shabbat!!
window sill


A Simple Jew said...

Nice picture!

Batya said...

thank you
Shabbat Shalom