Introduction to the 39 Melachot on Shabbat

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The Jewish Shabbat (Sabbath) is a day of rest on the seventh day of the week. It is a day of abstinence from work and of religious observance. On Shabbat, the Jewish people commemorate the day that God rested after the creating the world in six days. Shabbat literally means “he rested.” … Read more

A Tourist’s Guide to Shabbat (the Sabbath)

A Tourist’s Guide to Shabbat (the Sabbath)

Some of the most frequently asked questions by first time visitors are: “How will the Sabbath or Shabbat or Saturday impact my trip to Israel?” “What happens?” “Can I move around?” “What will I be able to do?” This is a short guide to help and to put things in context about … Read more