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In the beginning when God created the universe, we are told in Genesis chapter 1, that it took six days
for the earth to reach its completion. On the sixth day, God had completed His m'lacha and on the
seventh day, He ceased His m'lacha, “And God Blessed the seventh day (Gen. Ch. 1 V. 31) and Sanctified it. (Gen. Ch. 2 V. 3).
The Jewish people are also commanded in the Ten Commandments to “remember” (Ex. Ch. 20
and to “observe,”(Deut. Ch. 5 V. 12), the Shabbat. The Shabbat, is a special day of refraining from
certain creative work known as "M'lacha"*and is ordained by God as a special gift to the Jewish
People. Through them it has been adopted throughout the world and is probably the most valuable
social advance in human society that has been introduced to the people of the world, by the Jewish
people. However, it is only the Jewish people who have been commanded to elevate the Shabbat, not
only as a day of rest, that is refraining from doing any M’lacha, but as a special day that is sacred. We
recognize the holy - ness and special – ne...
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