The Sabbath Sustains

“The Sabbath sustains every one of Judaism’s great institutions. In the synagogue we reengage with the community, praying their prayers, celebrating their joys, defining ourselves as part of the “We” rather than the “I”. Hearing and studying the Torah portion of the week, we travel back to join our ancestors at Sinai, when God spoke and gave us His written text, His marriage contract with the Jewish people. At home, I spend time – sacrosanct, undisturbed – with my family, my wife and children, and know that our marriage is sheltered under God’s tabernacle of peace.”

Radical Then, Radical Now, pp. 133-134