As this #mannequinchallenge was going around online, Rachel L. of our Lchaim Student Board had everyone freeze during Shabbat Dinner prep, whether holding drained pasta, peeling a potato or shaping Matzah-balls over a boiling pot – resulting in this short video clip which has now garnered thousands of hits.

What’s the message? In a sense, Shabbat is a freeze-frame in time. We stop the hustle and bustle and rushing to and fro, and trying to get from one place to another – instead all our world comes to a stand still, and we get to internalize, connect and be stronger in who we are within. Shabbat is a pause that allows us to reflect inward!