by Dan Oshinsky on October 5, 2012
“Do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.” — Ben Franklin
So I won’t get preachy here. But I learned something last week during Yom Kippur services at my synagogue, and it was too good not to share.
My rabbi gave a sermon about the importance of time. In the Torah, if you go all the way back to the beginning, God creates the heavens and the earth. Then God blesses something. It is the very first thing that God blesses, according to the Torah.
It’s the Sabbath day.
“And God blessed the seventh day and He hallowed it,” reads a line from Genesis.
What a wonderful thought that is. The day itself is a holy thing, the Torah teaches. It is not to be squandered. It is to be cherished and celebrated.
These are the days we have, and we are so freaking lucky to have them.
Can we just appreciate that for a second?
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