In The Shabbos Companion, Rabbi Twerski weaves an intricate tapestry of insightful stories, essential halachic background, and rich commentary on the customs, zemiros songs, and prayers we employ to welcome the Shabbos and infuse our homes and tables with its spirit of holiness and joy.
In his Introduction, Rabbi Twerski writes: Shabbos is the lifeblood of Judaism. When the Syrian-Greeks sought to uproot Judaism, they forbade observance of Shabbos. While we speak of the importance of a Jew being a "shomer Shabbos" (guardian of Shabbos), there is truth in the statement that "far more than Israel has safeguarded the Shabbos, the Shabbos has safeguarded Israel."
This volume, which covers Shabbos Eve, will help us appreciate how much the Shabbos safeguards us — and we, in turn, will cherish the Shabbos more and more.
Artscroll, hardcover, 284 pages