the answer to the problem of civilization

November 3, 2009 | Leave a comment

This, then is the answer to the problem of civilization: not to flee from the realm of space but to be in love with eternity. Things are our tools; eternity, the Sabbath, is our mate. Israel is engaged to eternity. Even if they dedicate six days of the week to worldly pursuits, their soul is claimed by the seventh day.” — Abraham Joshua Heschel in The Sabbath