The increase in violence and hateful discourse highlights a culture, our culture, that is coming apart at its seams. The recent attack at the Tree of Life Synagogue confirms that we have reached a breaking point. Our society needs to learn how to rest, how to take a break and gain perspective. G-d has already provided the answer by giving us Shabbat. Brant helps us learn how to embrace Shabbat as gift — a precious gift that gives us a opportunity to renew ourselves through rest, as HaShem defines it in Scripture. The world needs Shabbat!