As a fourth-generation observer of the seventh-day Sabbath, I have had great appreciation for it as a student, and now as a wife and mother. This affection for the Sabbath only increased when our family had the privilege of living in Israel and I became aware of the profound love of the Sabbath that the Jewish people express.
In the Bible, there appears to be a close link between the weekly Sabbath and the Israelite festivals. For instance, the instructions for observance of Yom Kippur, which God communicated to Israel through Moses, stipulate that “you shall do no manner of work. . . .