Someone asked an interesting question about Sabbath. Is it important what day we celebrate, as long as we honor the creator?
We are told that the Sabbath is the seventh day in the Torah, but it does not say that the seventh day is Friday – our modern calendar does. The modern calendar goes from Sunday to Sunday, so sundown Friday is the beginning of the seventh day. Jewish days start at sundown, not midnight. Part of the power of using the same night as other Jews, is the connection to your tribe. You know that all over the world your extended tribe is stepping through many of the same ritual actions as you.
I think the answer is up to you. I think in our modern world Friday night as Sabbath makes a great deal of sense. We work, generally, Monday to Friday, so stopping on Friday night to breath, rest, and reconnect, resonates strongly for me. We also often need at least one day of the weekend to do work around the house, with charities, or at a side job. Claiming Friday night through Saturday night as Sabbath allows us to have Sunday for other work.
I think the important thing is taking the time to stop — and acknowledge how precious life is, how blessed you are, and that you are a part of a greater whole. The commandment says, “Honor the Sabbath and keep it holy.”