Now in paperback, Senator Joe Lieberman shows how ceasing all activity for a weekly Sabbath observance has profound benefit--including health, relationships, and even career advancement--for people of all religions.The Sabbath is a gift that Senator Joe Lieberman, as an observant Jew, received from his parents who, in turn, received it from their parents, who received it from generations of Jews before them. According to ancient tradition, the line of transmission extends back to Moses at Mt. Sinai, who received the Sabbath as the fourth of the Ten Commandments. In this book, Lieberman offers the gift of Sabbath observance--a gift that has anchored, ordered, and inspired his life--to readers of all faiths.
In the past century, the Sabbath has fallen on hard times. It is thought of as just another day or as a time to squeeze in some extra errands or recreation that may have been missed during the work week. Combining personal and political memoir with history and broadly informed religious reflection, this book is a practical how-to guide with simple suggestions for introducing the Sabbath into your own life. With "The Gift of Rest "by your side, no more will weekends pass in a blur of meaningless activity.