Image - Friday Evening by Isidor Kaufman
“To set apart one day a week for freedom, a day on which we would not use the instruments which have been so easily turned into weapons of destruction, a day for being with ourselves, a day of detachment from the vulgar, of independence of external obligations, a day on which we stop worshipping the idols of technical civilization, a day on which we use no money, a day of armistice in the economic struggle with our fellow men and the forces of nature – is there any institution that holds out a greater hope for [humanity’s] progress than the Sabbath?”
Abraham Joshua Heschel, The Sabbath (New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2005), 28.