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To Rest or not to rest

Mark 2:23–3:6 ESV
23 One Sabbath he was going through the grainfields, and as they made their way, his disciples began to pluck heads of grain. 24 And the Pharisees were saying to him, “Look, why are they doing what is not lawful on the Sabbath?” 25 And he said to them, “Have you never read what David did, when he was in need and was hungry, he and those who were with him: 26 how he entered the house of God, in the time of Abiathar the high priest, and ate the bread of the Presence, which it is not lawful for any but the priests to eat, and also gave it to those who were with him?” 27 And he said to them, “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath. 28 So the Son of Man is lord even of the Sabbath.” 1 Again he entered the synagogue, and a man was there with a withered hand. 2 And they watched Jesus, to see whether he would heal him on the Sabbath, so that they might accuse him. 3 And he said to the man with the withered hand, “Come here.” 4 And he said to them, “Is it lawful on the Sabbath to do good or to do harm, to save life or to kill?” But they were silent. 5 And he looked around at them with anger, grieved at their hardness of heart, and said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” He stretched it out, and his hand was restored. 6 The Pharisees went out and immediately held counsel with the Herodians against him, how to destroy him.
Mark 2:23-
What is rest?
According to Reform Judaism "one should avoid one's normal occupation or profession on Shabbat whenever possible and engage only in those types of activities that enhance the joy, rest, and holiness of the day."
How do you define it?
—> Some of us would say…
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—> I am not a good rester and I guess I have passed that down to MaKenna
—> She isn’t here today because she would not rest...

if the Sabbath is meant to benefit human beings, then they are not meant to observe the Sabbath in ways that harm them.

Exodus
Exodus 31:17 ESV
17 It is a sign forever between me and the people of Israel that in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested and was refreshed.’ ”
The following activities are encouraged on Shabbat: Spending Shabbat together with one's own immediate family; Temple attendance for prayers; Visiting family and friends (within walking distance); Hosting guests (hachnasat orchim, "hospitality"); Singing zemirot, special songs for the Shabbat. Reading, studying and discussing Torah and commentary, Mishnah and Talmud, learning some Halakha and Midrash.
According to Reform Judaism "one should avoid one's normal occupation or profession on Shabbat whenever possible and engage only in those types of activities that enhance the joy, rest, and holiness of the day."
39 Laws/Rules —> Really 39 general areas pertaining to day to day life
What is rest?
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