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I just finished reading The Sabbath by Abraham Joshua Heschel. Really good read. I would totally recommend it to all. I can say this-my understanding of the sabbath is now more spiritual as opposed to legalistic. As much as my generation craves work, success, technology, and adventure-we also crave rest and slowing down to enjoy the things we have created and the fruit of our labor. I think we are becoming more conscience of time and reality and we are seeking to find ways to slow-down and enjoy the journey.

From the book:

To gain control of the world of space is certainly one of our tasks. The danger begins when in gaining power in the realm of space we forfeit all aspirations in the realm of time. There is a realm in time where the goal is not to have but to be, not to own but to give, not to control but to share, not to subdue but to be in accord. Life goes wrong when the control of space, the acquisition of things of space , becomes our sole concern.

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2 Comments

  1. I picked up this book as a recommendation from Rob Bell. Really good stuff, especially in light of our sabbatical.

    I’m reading his “God in Search of Man” right now and have to chew in small bites. Super-incredible read. Especially in light of most Christian’s perspective that ALL Jews are coming from a “works” based faith. Check it out if you get the chance.

  2. bro – i love this book. my intro to heschel as well. read anything you can by him – my personal fav is ‘i asked for wonder’. werd. cali rocks but i dont have to tell you that! ha. miss ya.


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