Sabbath and vacation

The Washington Post's OnFaith blog is asking for people to reflect on the practice of Sabbath and vacation:

The soul’s Sabbath
Posted at The Washington Post's OnFaith Blog

The world today really needs the perspective, the rest, the enjoyment that Sabbath gives,” Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman says in an interview with Sally Quinn, making the case for a weekly day of rest. In this season of Congressional recess, family trips and controversy over whether or not President Obama should take a vacation, why does rest matter? Is vacation spiritual?

Posted by Rabbi Jack Moline at the Washington Post's OnFaith Blog

It may sound counter-cultural, but Shabbat is the goal of the work week, not the pause that makes a week more productive. Aside from the restorative value, both physical and spiritual, Shabbat represents our ideal: a time of harmony with the environment, attunement to spiritual values and focus on loving relationships.
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