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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.
In 2016, 76,000 Sabbath-observant applicants of Brazil’s annual national high school exam were confined to classrooms between 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday in order to start the test after sunset.
The announcement of his boycott could lead to a broader boycott of El Al by the haredi community.
Hundreds of people also gathered outside the Tree of Life building on Saturday morning for an impromptu prayer service and vigil, under overcast skies and rain.
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By PEGGY CIDOR
The inaugural Shabbat Babayit episode is called Tish Bishvat, referencing the custom of the hassidic tish festive gathering custom.
By BARRY DAVIS
Veteran musician Yehuda Katz keeps the Shabbat feeling alive with his quintet Hamaagal.
"I think that most people on this Shabbaton were able to internalize something from everyone, even though it was difficult.”
By SHIRLEY FINKELSTEIN
Lior ruled that the activists had been correct to violate Shabbat to warn the suspects due to the harsh conditions of incarceration and the danger.
By JEREMY SHARON
Nathaniel’s Hebrew name is Netanel Ilan ben Shaina Tzipora.
But complaints aside, the singing was truly amazing. Rarely has anything of such high quality been heard in this congregation.
By GREER FAY CASHMAN
Flight 002 from New York to Tel Aviv last Thursday was severely delayed. A series of events unfolded in which religious passengers were upset due to the actions and attitudes of the flight staff.
Passengers say captain of Flight 002 lied to and tricked them • No proof
of claimed haredi violence
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