Shabbat Teachings

The Soul of Shabbos by Reb Shlomo Carlebach

“G-d created the world in six days and on Shabbos He rested.” What a sad translation!  On Shabbos, G-d gave the world a soul.On Shabbos G-d created the world of souls, of depth, of tasting that which is most real. Shabbos is the Name of G-d. The holy Shabbos, the most longed for day, is the day which gives us the strength to begin again. Three things are called chemda, which means longing and wanting in an absolute, crazy way (holy craziness): Shabbos, the Torah, and Israel. A true Jew is possessed by this holy, incurable craziness. A Shabbos Test. If you want to know how much you like a person, see if you can sit with the person without doing anything. Shabbos is therefore given to you. Do nothing and show your love for Hashem. The Mitzvah of Shabbos is Shabbos: When Shabbos comes I am yearning to serve… click to read full text

Follow Us

Subscribe to our e-newsletter.

Service Locations

Check our calendar for dates

Monthly Friday Night Shabbat services
Fridays at 7:30 pm
North Scottsdale United Methodist Church
11735 N. Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85254

Monthly Shabbat morning services
Saturdays at 10:00 am
Valley of the Sun JCC
12701 N. Scottsdale Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85254

Contact Us

Office: office@ruach.org
Phone: 602-321-3336

Click on the following to send an email to the person directly:

Rabbi Sarah Leah Grafstein
Jennifer Blohm
Eliyahu Eckelberg

Aleph.org logo


Thank you to Molho Photo for many of the wonderful photos on our website.

For our privacy policy and terms of use, click here. Copyright 2017 – Spirit of the Desert – Ruach Hamidbar