Shabbat Explained

July 31, 2014  

Shabbat (שַׁבָּת; related to Hebrew verb "cease, rest") is the seventh day of the Jewish week and is the day of rest and abstention from work as commanded by God. Shabbat involves two interrelated commandments: to remember (zachor) and to observe (shamor). Origins in the Torah The etiology of Shabbat is given in the first two chapters of the Book of Bereishit (Genesis), although the name of th...

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