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This video greeting was sent by ConnecticutSenator Joseph Lieberman to the 800 participants of the 2011 NationalJewish Retreat, who were gathered in his home state to take part in this annual 5-day event.
His remarks reflect his great respect and encouragementfor the participants who have dedicated their time to learning more about theirJewish identity.
Senator Lieberman touches upon the subject of hisnew book, The Gift of Rest: Rediscovering the Beauty of the Sabbath. An admirer of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, he quotes the Rebbe’s profound insightinto the meaning of the 7th day. Senator Lieberman offers theperspective that the Sabbath can be understood as a gift of time to appreciatethat which is perfect in the world.
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