In Sabbath Book, Lieberman Explains 'Gift of Rest'

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On Friday afternoons in Jerusalem, the streets are busy, but much of the nation is preparing to rest.

Every week, Israelis and Jews around the world get ready for "Shabbat" -- the Jewish Sabbath. They take care of last minute errands, shopkeepers begin closing, and by late afternoon quiet begins to descend in the heart of the city.

After spending time at the Western Wall or in the synagogue, residents sit down for the Sabbath meal and begin the day of rest.

Christians also remember the Sabbath by going to church. But in a society bombarded with information and lured by all kinds of entertainment options, it's easy for many to lose sight of the Fourth Commandment to "remember the Sabbath."

Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman is a former vice presidential candidate and one of the busiest people in Washington.

Yet, he's made the Sabbath an integral part of his life.

In his new book, The Gift of Rest, Lieberman says honoring the Sabbath can be a real blessing, whether you're Jewish or not.

Sen. Lieberman was on Friday's edition of The 700 Club to discuss his book and why God commanded us to rest. Click play to watch the interview.

--Originally aired December 1, 2011.

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