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A Sabbatical Journey: Toward Personal and Professional Renewal

A Sabbatical Journey: Toward Personal and Professional Renewal

A sabbatical journey: Toward personal and professional renewal
Meryl ReisLouis

Sabbatical: of the nature of a Sabbath or period of rest; pertaining to or appropriate to the Sabbath; root = to rest. Sabbatical year: the 7th year, prescribed by the Mosaic law to be observed as a “Sabbath” in which the land was to remain untilled and all debtors and Israelitish slaves were to be released.

New English Dictionary, 1914

Sabbath: a Scriptural period (as the sabbatical year) of solemn rest or cessation from usual activity.

Webster's 3rd New International Dictionary, 1986


Traditionally, the purpose of a sabbatical has been to provide for a time of renewal in the broadest sense of intellectual and personal refreshment through a leave of absence from one's ...

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