In this week’s Torah portion, we are reminded of value and importance of taking a break. Our weekly Sabbath and the Sabbatical year, reflect early understandings of the need for rest and renewal in all aspects of God’s world of creation.
Just as we are commanded to work six days and rest on the seventh, the Torah calls on us to work the land six years and let it rest in the seventh. Thus, through these sacred spans of time linked to the number seven, the Sabbath and the Sabbatical year remind us that from time to time everyone and everything needs to take a break.
“Taking a break” is at the heart of Mother’s Day. Through it we recognize that our mothers work tirelessly to keep our worlds running smoothly. Like the Sabbath and the Sabbatical, we designate holy time to elevate the sacred nature of motherhood by giving our mothers a break.
Happy Mother’s Day to all moms. May this be a day filled with the blessings of love, joy and gratitude.