Why Do We Say Shabbat Shalom?

The deeper Kabbalistic significance of Shabbat.

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(12) ?, July 3, 2021 11:12 AM


Nice fundamentalism of the profound...

(11) Rami, June 29, 2021 2:40 AM

Shabbat shalom NOT gut shabbos

I was hoping this video would explain why we should say shabbat shalom as opposed to the German version of gut shabbos. The most salient difference between the two is that Gut shabbos is a greeting, not unlike good morning or good afternoon. However, shabbat shalom o is a BLESSING invoking the name of hashem to bless the individual being addressed! I have for so long made numerous attempts at educating Ashkenazim to recognize this all important difference. And although they all seem to acknowledge and agree with the difference they nevertheless ALL prefer perpetuating their repugnant gut shabbos. Can you tell me why they insist on persisting to converse in a language of a country which only 75 years ago was committed to our annihilation rather than our own Holy tongue of Hebrew?

Anonymous, June 29, 2021 7:01 AM

Shabb't Shal'm !

I feel your frustration. However, permit me please to say the expression of "Gut Shabb's" is not GERMAN. in fact, it is YIDDISH !
YIDDISH is very, very different from the German language (or Hoch Deutch, for that matter) In fact, if say I were to speak to a native German he or she would find it hard to understand what I'm saying.
The best example I can think of is us Jews in Exile in Babylon. Oiy! How timely!
In the Golah we adopted the language of the land we were exiled in. Chaval.
Rami, you present your point rather succinctly. But please, please, don't allow yourself to get upset about it.
In fact, most of today's generation and their kids speak mostly Hebrew. Whether on weekdays or, lehavdil, on our Holy Shabb't.
In conclusion: As we are in the midst of the Three Weeks, mourning the destruction of our holy Beit HaMikdash, let us all take upon ourselves a small, simple step in Teshuva. Let us practice AHAVAT CHINAM - in order to correct our (past aveirah) of Sinat Chinam.
May HaKadosh Baruch Hu send us MASHIACH TZIDKEINU berachamim, bekarov, NOW!
Let's polish-up on our Midda of Ahavat Yisrael to counteract

(10) Cynthia Shapiro, June 26, 2021 4:11 PM

Sabbath Shalom

A lovely simple explanation of the meaning of a gift of peace and rest given to us by G-D.

(9) Steve, June 24, 2021 6:38 PM

Shabbat Shalom~!

Such a wonderful blessing for all of humanity from the One True God of all creation~! Thank you Aish.com Bless you~!

(8) leah bleiberg, June 24, 2021 1:03 PM

What a beautiful explanation of Shabbos

Eitiel always does such a heartfelt job of explaining Torah concepts in his videos. I l love the painter analogy, where have we been and where are we going? Shabbos is indeed a time to step back and make an accounting. Just beautiful.
Kol haKovod

(7) Ron Decker, June 16, 2019 5:04 AM

So wonderful this Truth... ??????

My Shabbat comes only when I have my day off from work, any day during the week. I truly take advantage of my 7th day.

(6) Wendy Heller, April 20, 2019 5:29 AM

Tonight & Pesach

Tonight I joined some friends for the 1st seder of Passover. A local restaurant was hosting the seder which was led by a local Cantor. Our party of four's reservation fell on my shoulders to make & confirm. I did so weeks ago. We arrived early only to find they didn't see the reservation & the tables were full. My embarassment, hurt and sense of injustice kicked in. Like a goid Jewess, I played attorney with the manager. I was very upset. Then I stepped away to wait. I sat down & asked G-d why, on such an imoortant night was this happening? I closed my eyes & said a prayer. We were seated. Most of the seder had been missed at this point, but we were there for the meal & after meal part of this service. I just got home, sat down, saw this video and it brought me inner calm, a peace where I had felt none. I remembered this is also Shabbat. I needed to stop & step back from my emotions, remember the double blessing of this night, our freedom & gift of Torah. It's a wonderful explanation of why Shabbat is so important. I feel I must return to my observance of this important part of my faith. My goal now is to find a shul close to my home and attend Shabbat services as I used to - always leaving lighter, happier, more peaceful. The light of my soul shining brighter (the part of G-d that's part of me) I thank you for this video. Shabbat Shalom!

(5) Mily., November 10, 2016 6:34 PM


Shabbat Shalom from Mexico

(4) Dieter Rapp Junior, November 10, 2016 4:09 PM

I love Aish.Beautiful,

(3) esther, November 10, 2016 11:24 AM


Absolutely beautiful. Thank you.

(2) Alex Talkar, November 10, 2016 11:08 AM

Excellent Video

Very well explained the true in depth meaning & significance of Shabbat Shalom.I had never known before.
Thank You !!!

(1) elf, November 10, 2016 3:17 AM

Thanks for caring.

Thanks for inspirational message.


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