Shakespeare and Shabbath

Great thoughts from Stuart Dauermann on Shabbath:

Shakespeare’s Macbeth described a life not worth living when he said:

Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death.
Out, out, brief candle!
Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player,
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.

Shakespeare tells us here how life can become a deadly drudgery. Two things: Meaninglessness is one, and monotony of each day being the same is the other. But every week, Shabbat comes to give us our life back—if we will only receive it. How so?

Continue reading at Dr Stuart Dauermann’s blog at Interfaithfulness.

 (You can read the complete article by Messianic Rabbi Stuart Dauermann at his website & blog “Interfaithfulness”, or read a German translation here. The Shakespeare quotation is from Macbeth, Act 5, Scene 5.)

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