Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. (JPS 1917, Exod. 20:8)
Shabbat is celebrated in many ways, and usually involves a family dinner on Friday night (Erev Shabbat). Traditionally, candles are lit, sweet wine (or grape juice) is drunk, hands are washed, and challah bread is eaten—each with its appropriate blessing. (Challah is a braided loaf of bread traditionally baked to honor Shabbat.) Attending Shabbat services is also an important part of the day.
In Hebrew, the seventh day is called Shabbat (known by the English term “Sabbath”), and begins every Friday night at sundown and continues until Saturday evening at sundown.
What is the significance of the Sabbath day and why is it so special to God? In STBM's Remember the Sabbath Day pocket-sized booklet, you will discover this very thing. Study and learn all about this day of rest and reflection.
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