Sen. Joseph Lieberman writing book about Sabbath

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by Associated Press

Associated Press

Posted on February 3, 2011 at 2:06 PM

Updated Thursday, Feb 3 at 2:06 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Joseph Lieberman is working on a book about his Jewish faith.

Simon & Schuster's Howard Books division announced Thursday that "Gift of Rest" will come out in August. Co-written by David Klinghoffer, the book is a reflection on Lieberman's observance of the Jewish Sabbath, a day of rest.

The 68-year-old Lieberman, a longtime Connecticut Democrat re-elected as an independent in 2006, recently announced he would not run in 2012. As Al Gore's running mate in 2000, he narrowly missed becoming the first Jewish vice president.

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