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Sabbath Rest

The Sabbath as a Lesson on Rest and Work (A Sermon on Exodus 20:8-11)

Rev. James Ellis, III | Posted 03.29.2014 | Religion
Rev. James Ellis, III

At its core the Sabbath begs this question, "Do you accept that God knows what you need better than you do?" An affirmative response dictates setting aside one day in seven, not as a rigid vacation, but a time to better know God. It is a time for us and those in our care to rest.

May Day And Torah: Biblical Ecology And Economics For The 21st (Or 58th) Century

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 06.22.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

Is there some subterranean -- even subversive -- connection between spring celebration of the Earth and spring celebration of work and time for rest?

What Lack Of Sleep Does To Your Spirit

Lynn Casteel Harper | Posted 04.12.2012 | Religion
Lynn Casteel Harper

Depriving someone of sleep is used as a torture tactic. How strangely sadistic that we inflict this violence on our own bodies by denying ourselves sufficient sleep.

Black Friday And The Importance Of Sabbath Rest

Danielle Tumminio | Posted 01.21.2012 | Religion
Danielle Tumminio

The Sabbath is a cornerstone of Judaism and Christianity. But, as American culture becomes increasingly consumerist, a new worldview has overtaken the one that honors the Sabbath.

The Sabbath Unplugged

Rabbi Naomi Levy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Naomi Levy

The greatest way I know to restore boundaries is to take a Sabbath day of rest. You don't have to be Jewish to have a Sabbath. Just celebrate your faith's day of rest and unplug yourself from your cell, your smartphone and your computer.

The Sabbath: Making Something New

Sister Joan Chittister, OSB | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Sister Joan Chittister, OSB

To become something new we must consciously do something different than we have been doing. That's why we have the Sabbath and rest and leisure.