Today we talked about Shabbat: what it is and how we might keep it. I recommended the book The Sabbath by Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel. What I forgot to mention was that even though it’s a very short little book, it’s pithy — so full of good things that it may take you a while to read it.
Shabbat is a day to be, rather than to make or to do. Human beings are more than the sum of what we can produce in our lives. Shabbat is a day for stopping to simply be, to connect with the Holy and with one another, and with ourselves.
See you next week!
— Rabbi Adar
- 8 Easy Steps to A Simple Shabbat Dinner (coffeeshoprabbi.com)
- Obama helps Jewish Chief of Staff keep Shabbat (thejc.com)