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Shabbat/Sabbath

August 29

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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Saturday, repeating until November 28, 2020

“Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labor, and do all thy work, but the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God, in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates; for in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.” -Exodus 20:8-11

Shabbat (Hebrew: שַׁבָּת‎ “rest” or “cessation”), or the Sabbath, is the day of rest on the seventh day of the week. On this day, religious Jews, Samaritans and certain Christians remember the biblical story of the creation of the heavens and the earth in six days, looking forward to a future Messianic Age. There are a variety of way to celebrate Shabbat throughout the Abrahamic religions. According to halakha (Jewish religious law), Shabbat is observed from a few minutes before sunset on Friday evening until the appearance of three stars in the sky on Saturday night. We can usher in Shabbat by lighting candles and saying prayers. Shabbat is a festive day offering us the opportunity to reflect on spiritual matters and to spend time with loved ones and family. (Adapted from Wikipedia.)

Read more about Shabbat on Wikipedia.

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