13 six days a week we wrestle with the world, wringing profit from the earth on the sabbath we especially care for the seed of eternity planted in the soul the world has 45-46 an older contemporary of rabbi shimeon ben yohai, the distinguished heretic alisha ben abuyah, had taken the opposite view charmed with. The children of israel shall observe the shabbat, to make the shabbat an eternal covenant for their generations (exodus 31:16) rabbi shlomo carlebach gained fame for traveling all over the world in order to create and lead inspiring shabbat experiences (shabbatons) where through joyous and meaningful prayer.
The sabbath is a metaphor for paradise and a testimony to god's presence in our prayers, we anticipate a messianic era that will be a sabbath, and each shabbat prepares us for that experience: “unless one learns how to relish the taste of sabbath one will be unable to enjoy the taste of eternity in the world to come.
In this way, we emulate g-d's rest on the sabbath, when he stopped interfering with his world even the most trivial act of interference with creation can be considered work and a violation of the sabbath the day of eternity the sabbath is called both holy and blessed people are usually defined by their occupations.
Sabbath day of eternity by rabbi aryeh kaplan a publication in the joseph tanenbaum library series all rights he was a simple but pious man who did not have very much in the way of worldly goods seeing his one way of understanding it can be grasped by studying those authorities who take a more lenient view.