A quote to begin the Sabbath:
Jewish religious philosopher Abraham Heschel, in his meditations on the sabbath: ‘The meaning of the Sabbath is to celebrate time rather than space. Six days a week we live under the tyranny of things of space; on the sabbath we try to become attuned to holiness in time.’ Whereas we move about in space in order to win space through the use of technology, and in order to deal with the ‘thing- ness’ of space, the goal in the realm of time is not to have but to be. The religions of ‘the nations’ concentrate on sacred places and sites. But ‘Judaism is a religion of time aiming at the sanctification of time’. The sanctification of time is not a disparagement of space. Both the conquest of space and the sanctification of time are part of the task assigned to human beings. But the sanctification of time has to be a commandment of its own, since it does not impose itself of itself, like the conquest of space. It is the necessary counter-weight to the life that usurps space, because it calls a halt to the threatening enslavement of the human being to technological civilization. So on the sabbath the tools which can so easily be beaten into weapons are laid aside, money dealings are avoided, and in the midst of the struggle for existence which seems so omnipresent, we can find an island of peace in which to live [emphasis mine].