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Yitro: Rabbeinu Bachya: Shabbat: Mitzvah 26 – Concept 91

“Remember the Sabbath day to sanctify it.” (Exodus 20:8) We are commanded to sanctify the Sabbath day with Kiddush and Havdala. (Rambam, Hilchot Shabbat – The Laws of Shabbat)

We should remember this thought that God created the world out of previously non-existent materials, all Shabbat long. Not only must we not exchange Him for any other force claiming divinity status on the Shabbat, the day we spiritualize more than nay other, but we must not act on the weekdays as if there were some other divinity, some other ideal to which we devote ourselves. The best way to not deviate from our basic faith is by not forgetting God during the week either. (Rabbeinu Bachya)

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