Teaching Us to Value Life

“The whole of Judaism is a sustained discipline in not taking life for granted: the thanks we say in our prayers, the blessings we make over every pleasure, the way kashrut turns eating into a holy act and the laws of Jewish family life sanctify the act of love. Shabbat stops us from travelling through life so fast that we never get to enjoy the view.”

Letters to the Next Generation: Reflections for Yom Kippur