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Sits and Cries on Shabbat

From the Book of Aggadah – Quoted in the Book Shibolei Haleket, the Theme of Shabbat, 93

Rabbi Akiva would sit and cry on Shabbat.

His students asked him: Rabbi, you taught us that "You shall call Shabbat a delight"! (Isaiah 58, 13)

He told them: This is my delight.

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