Eating the 3 meals of Shabbat protects you from 3 harsh periods of travail – inspirational fear, if you will. Also: What happens when people don’t keep Shabbat? Even from the very beginning of the mitzvah of Shabbat! In some ways, this is disheartening; in others, the capacity for return is inspiring. Plus: A series of statements by Rabbi Yosi – and our Who’s Who. And the story if his 5 sons, his reported yibum, and his apparent asceticism.
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