Here's Shulevitz telling us what the Sabbath -- God's day of mandated rest, the Fourth commandment in the Hebrew Decalogue -- is and does for us:
We don't have such a Sabbath. Some peoples, at some times have lived various approximations, some on Saturday, some on Sunday, not always happily. At present, we are losing most vestiges of Sabbath consciousness to our technologically-mediated 24/7 lifestyle.
Scattered about this book are intimations that recall meanings much of our experience obscures for any who want to recover them.
That rings true for me. Making time for rest, for ritual, for Something out of the ordinary, that calls to me.