Saturday, August 8, 2009

Why Shabbat is different


"Roman governor Turnus Rufus asked R' Akiva: Why is Shabbat any different from any other day?

"R' Akiva responded: Why are you any different from any other person? (Just as people invest you with special status, so too people invest Shabbat with special status.)

"Turnus Rufus replied: I am different because my master (the Caesar) declared me different!

"R' Akiva responded: For Shabbat, too, the Master declared it different!"

(Talmud, Shabbat 65b)

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