Resting away again in Shabbosville
Taking off the last day of the week
Some people claim I’m just lazy today,
But I know Its just Torah I keep
What is Shabbosville?
Like a Jimmy Buffet song, its one particular harbor on a Tropical Island in time where you sit back, relax and enjoy the sights, tastes, sounds and smells of this world, to enjoy time with friends and family, and to enjoy a one-day vacation from everything else. Its for appreciating and witnessing God and everything in creation with delight. Of course for each person that might have a different view of what that vacation looks like, but the idea is the same: to stop what we do for the other six days of week, and like God did, refresh our soul-life.
The University of Shabbosville
Sadly, it is becoming harder and harder to get to Shabbosville, to just stop and enjoy. The University of Shabbosville is here to help stop and rest on the Seventh Day with resources and rituals to help you on your quest to get to Shabbosville once a week. With help from our Parrot mascots Shamor and Zachor, you will find links here to many thing to make your Shabbat a joyous one.
About our Seal:
Our two mascots Shamor (Observe) and Zachor (Remember) refer to the two versions of the Shabbat commandment in
Deuteronomy and Exodus. They are sitting in the same tree, and that tree is a tree of life to those who lay hold on her; and happy is every one who holds her fast (Prov. 3:18) , namely Torah.
Links and Resources
Our School “Fight Song” V’shamru with guitar chords to Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville.
Home Shabbat – A 2-page blessings page for the home shabbat ritual.
Writings from Shlomo on Shabbat
Shlomo’s Juicy Shabbos by Shlomo
Here at Shabbosville, We are
dedicated to finding and sharing as many voices about how
to get to Shabbosville as possible. Below are the thoughts of
some people about how and why to take off the last day of the
Tzipora’s Retreatby Tzipora Waternov
Makom Strength,Diversity And Survival By Ina Marks
Pooh’s Principles of Shabbat – By Barbara Ann Lewis