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Even assuming the 7 days are symbolic/conceptual as opposed to literal does not mean that their commemoration cannot be with a literal 7th day. Indeed, if one loses track of the days of the week (e.g. at sea) he keeps every seventh day anyway. (There are many mitzvot where something concrete represents something conceptual, e.g. teffilin, sukka, korbanot, ...
Hashem gives from Himself literally, just not totally. It is obviously impossible to grasp Hashem, but He does shine His glory. When someone is able to connect to Hashem, He is bestowing Himself in whatever amount. The Rambam says that perception of Hashem is the greatest enjoyment. This is what the Gemara refers to when it describes in Taanis 31 how the ...
the idea is to make yourself into a receptable capable of receiving/appreciating His goodness. once heard in a lecture by Rabbi Becher, where the beastie boys offered a raffle whose first prize is one week backstage with them. he said this could be either heaven or hell depending on where you are holding
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