Shabbat and the Noahide, part VII: Sforno on Exodus 16:29

“Shabbat is not merely a commandment; it is a gift that was not given to anyone else.”

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Tile? Shazam!

וְאַתָּ֤ה בֶן־אָדָם֙ קַח־לְךָ֣ לְבֵנָ֔ה וְנָתַתָּ֥ה אוֹתָ֖הּ לְפָנֶ֑יךָ וְחַקּוֹתָ֥ עָלֶ֛יהָ עִ֖יר אֶת־יְרוּשָׁלִָֽם׃ And you, O mortal, take a brick and put it in front of you, and incise on it a city, Jerusalem. (Ezekiel 4:1, translation from Sefaria) The Hebrew for “brick” is לבנה. That’s how I would have translated it, and that’s how it’s used […]

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