shabbat

Shabbat is the Jewish day of rest which takes place on Saturday, the seventh day of the week. On this day, Jews remember the Genesis' 6-day creation of the heavens and the earth. Observers of Shabbat refrain from work activities and do not use electricity. Shabbat begins before sunset on Friday evening and ends when three-stars can be found in the sky on Saturday night. A Friday night meal is traditionally eaten with the ushering in of Shabbat, during which a kiddush and a blessing over challah are recited. The havdalah blessing on Saturday night concludes the Shabbat, marking the the separation between the sacred day and the workweek.
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Schumer: Trump impeachment trial will not occur over Shabbat

The request was made by Trump's lead defense lawyer David Schoen, and Senator Chuck Schumer, who is also Jewish, agreed to accommodate him.

07/02/2021
A BRILLIANT future: Purim masks on sale at Jerusalem’s Mahaneh Yehuda marke

COVID-fatigued communities prepare for a distanced Purim

For non-Orthodox synagogues, that means a Zoom production that builds on a year of expertise.

By SHIRA HANAU/JTA
01/02/2021

Parashat Beshalach - Exodus from slavery to song

This Shabbat is termed Shabbat Shira for Shirat HaYam, the Song of the Sea, read in this parasha.

By SHMUEL RABINOWITZ
28/01/2021

Amar’e Stoudemire, now a Brooklyn Nets coach, doesn’t work on Shabbat

“[T]he Nets are granting Shabbat off to Stoudemire every week — Friday sundown through Saturday sundown.”

By GABE FRIEDMAN
27/01/2021
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