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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US entertainment grant site won't launch on Shabbat after complaints

The grants provide relief for theaters, clubs, cinemas and cultural arts groups that had to close due to the coronavirus.

By ANDREW SILOW-CARROLL / JTA
26/04/2021

Parashat Aharei Mot-Kedoshim: Forgiveness and self-love

If you are not to hold a grudge, what ought one to do?

22/04/2021
Bronze bull idol unearthed at the archaeological site of Olympia

Parashat Aharei Mot-Kedoshim: Respect vs. power

The commandment that envelops this parasha throughout is “You shall be holy!”

By SHMUEL RABINOWITZ
22/04/2021

Pascale's Kitchen: Quick & easy Shabbat lunch

Below you’ll find three recipes that when put together make a wonderful Shabbat lunch meal.

There has been a collective sigh of relief as Jewish life returns

In Israel, that sigh is more pronounced – and official.

By MICHA HALPERN
12/04/2021

NBA Paul Pierce talks Shabbat love in video that preceded firing by ESPN

Pierce, 43, had been a regular contributor on multiple ESPN shows since retiring from basketball in 2017.

By GABE FRIEDMAN/JTA
07/04/2021
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