The Gift of Rest by Joseph I. Lieberman & David Klinghoffer
Rediscovering the Beauty of the Sabbath

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Rediscovering the Beauty of Sabbath Rest

Our bodies and souls were created to rest—regularly—and when they do, we experience heightened productivity, improved health, and more meaningful relationships.

In these pages you’ll find wonderful stories of the senator’s spiritual journey, as well as special Sabbath experiences with political colleagues such as Bill Clinton, Al and Tipper Gore, John McCain, Colin Powell, George W. Bush, Bob Dole, and others. Senator Joe Lieberman shows how his observance of the Sabbath has not only enriched his personal and spiritual life but enhanced his career and enabled him to serve his country to his greatest capacity.
 

About Joseph I. Lieberman & David Klinghoffer

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Joe Lieberman is a United States senator representing Connecticut. As the 2000 Democratic vice presidential candidate, he became the first Jewish man in American history to run for national office on a major-party ticket. Senator Lieberman lives in Connecticut and Washington, D.C. with his wife Hadassah. David Klinghoffer is a senior fellow at the Discovery Institute in Seattle. He is the author of five books and a former senior editor of National Review magazine. He has written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, and many other publications.
 
Published August 16, 2011 by Howard Books. 242 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction

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But it’s not all ideology and sound bites, with Lieberman offering practical advice on how to keep the Sabbath and best elevate and isolate the special day from the rest of the week: "Try to make your Sabbath conversations different from that of the weekdays.

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New York Journal of Books

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He attempts to bridge the gap between the ancient tradition of the Jewish Sabbath and the insistent worldliness of contemporary life.Senator Lieberman’s ultimate purpose, however, as the title suggests, is to share his love of the Sabbath in the hope that the reader will be inspired to incorporat...

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If you've ever felt the yen to celebrate a Jewish holy day in a festive, traditional style, this marvelous book will enable you to approximate the experience - without calories from rich, filling food or risks of leaving wine stains on the white tablecloth.

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Denver Post

"That sexual relations between married couples should be required on the Sabbath makes good sense," Lieberman writes in "The Gift of Rest," an extended "love song" to Jews' mandatory day off.

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Joe Lieberman, the United States senator from Connecticut, and David Klinghoffer, a senior fellow at the Discovery Institute in Seattle, show how ceasing all activity including work, for a weekly Sabbath observance has for people of all faiths a profound benefit.

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