Shabbos/Shabbat/the Jewish Sabbath is probably the single most powerful, famous, and misunderstood phenomenon in Judaism.
Have you ever been driving somewhere on a Saturday in "the 'hood" and seen observant families walking? What did you feel? C'mon, be honest now. A twinge of fear? Nostalgia? That the Great Wall of China divided you from them? Resentment, that the neighborhood would change in unforeseen or undesirable ways? Did you wonder if they were judging you, on your way to Heinen's?
Or have you Shabbat-observant folk ever felt stared at or resented? Have you passed by a neighbor busy gardening, on your way to Shul/synagogue? Have you wondered if they are Jewish? Wondered if you should say hello? Wondered if you should say "Shabbat Shalom" or "Good Shabbos"? Would you be thought odd? Friendly? Presumptuous? Evangelical?!
Is there any way to win?
Is Shabbat destined to be the day that divides us? Can it be the day that unites us?
And why do people reduce it to the light in the fridge??