An integral part of living the life of the Hebrew is the observance of the Holy days, primarily Shabbat – the Sabbath.
The seventh day, observed from sundown on Friday to sundown on Saturday.
A day of rest, to do no work.
A day to assemble as a community.
A day to touch base with the lives of the other believers, to recap the week, to share and to care.
A day that reminds us how important we are to each other. A day that reminds us of the connection we have to one another: Almighty and the Law of Torah.
We often talk for hours. Some talk more than others, we’re just like everyone else in that aspect.
We talk about the week, our ups and downs. We talk about joys, kids and grandkids and accomplishments.
We talk about disappointments, and hard times, and challenges. We talk about Torah and the world around us – how those things are often at odds.
Sometimes, we talk about troubles between us, the differences we may have, or our contrasting opinions.
Most importantly, we talk.
Our time is mostly free for the talking. Sometimes, we have other items on the schedule – family time, or time to gather with friends who believe differently.
Sometimes, there is simply a need to recharge with silence.
We’re so much like others, you see.
Except, we’re different.