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One Shabbat


All it takes is one Shabbat


One morning to clean

One afternoon to cook

One evening to shower and dress in your handsome clothes…


Just one Shabbat.

One morning to sleep in … until 7.

One weekly meditation group.

One quiet admission.

One hour to sit

with your coffee.

One hour to zooooooooommmm down the slide

shabbat slidewith your son





Just one Shabbat.

One new idea.

One minute to hold your husband’s hand.

shabbat kidsOne glimpse of your children with your weekend pair of eyes.





Just one Shabbat.

Just one

to remember how it feels to laugh

late at night

in bed…

without looking at the clock.

Just one

to remember what breakfast tastes like.

Just one

to rediscover your purpose.

Your passion.


Just one

Just one Shabbat.

Jen Maidenberg is  a writer, editor, activist and former assistant editor at the Arizona Jewish Post. Visit her website at