Wednesday, October 26, 2011
“There is no better point of entry into the religious experience than the Sabbath, for all of its apparent ordinariness. Because of its ordinariness. The extraordinariness of the Sabbath lies in its being commonplace. We who look at religion from the outside think of transcendence as something that occurs at special moments, in concentrated bursts of illumination, but people raised in homes where religious ritual occurs over breakfast and at dinner and in school and throughout weekends know that revelation commingles promiscuously with routine. If ritual is art, then it is stretched over the frame of habit.”Judith Shulevitz in the Sabbath World: Glimpses of a Different Order of Time
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