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    Shabbat was intact

    The Shabbat morning prayers say that Moses held the tablets of the Ten Commandments in his hand and on them was written the law of Shabbat.

    The Sadigorer Rebbe asks, surely there were nine other laws on the tablets, not just Shabbat!

    He answers that when Moses dropped the first set of tablets the shards went everywhere but the commandment about Shabbat remained intact.

    Nothing can destroy Shabbat, says the Rebbe … but actually the Jewish people can destroy it if they forget the opening words, “Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy”.

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