Some of the many similarities between Shabbat and the World to Come include:
• We prepare our bodies physically in a similar way as we do when we depart from this world – washed, nails trimmed and dressed in white.
• We cease to create, build or prepare on Shabbat. In the World to Come, we enjoy the fruits of the lifetime of work in this world.
• The nature of Shabbat is constant and eternal. The way things are at the onset of Shabbat remains the same throughout Shabbat, reflecting the elevated spiritual status of the soul when it has transitioned from this world to the next.
A sweet taste of the World to Come!