Miriam Neiger painting of Jerusalem
“Zion is in ruins, Jerusalem lies in the dust. All week there is only hope of redemption. But when the Sabbath is entering the world, [we are] touched by a moment of actual redemption; as if for a moment the spirit of the Messiah moved over the face of the earth.”
Abraham Joshua Heschel, The Sabbath. New York: Farrar Straus and Giroux, 1979. 68.