Media & Adventist Benefits – My Faith: Sen. Joe Lieberman embraces ‘the gift of the Sabbath’

By Eric Marrapodi, CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor

Washington (CNN) – Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Connecticut, looks forward to Fridays, when he can get home, switch his BlackBerry off and just be Joe – Hadassah Lieberman’s husband, father of four, grandfather of 11.

Lieberman is an observant Jew who has long made a point to put his faith before politics – even if that means a post-sunset vote in the Senate will force him to walk the four miles from the U.S. Capitol to his Georgetown home.

In keeping the fourth commandment to honor the Sabbath to keep it holy, he doesn’t work or get in a car or turn on a light.

Last Friday, he and his wife celebrated a Shabbat dinner, as they do every Friday, in keeping with their faith tradition.

On this evening, Hadassah Lieberman moves with purpose through the house gathering plates and dishes and remarks it will just be the two of them tonight, she and Joey – as she likes to call the senior senator from Connecticut. He putters and mentions he isn’t often home in time to help set up.

After a bit of convincing, he agreed to let us come to his house and talk to him about his faith, politics, and his new book, “The Gift of Rest: Rediscovering the Beauty of the Sabbath.” Read More and watch a video HERE

Click HERE to read another article on the same topic from NEWSMAX.com

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