Fire takes hold," he told his faithful, "only where the Sabbath is desecrated.
Every week, on the Sabbath, Jews around the world read a portion of the Torah.
The low, dull, moan of the Sabbath siren lulls you into the 25-hour respite from modernity.
The climactic vote took place on Sabbath, when Lieberman, who is Orthodox, generally does not work.
In fairness, Sabbath (unlike Portnoy) does have the decency to leave the meat pantry untouched.
She is betrothed, and will be married on the Sabbath after the Feast of Weeks.
We were not idolaters any more; we were not profane; we kept the rest of the holy Sabbath.
For a time, to sanction the change of the Sabbath, I took what may properly be called prelatical ground.
His Sabbath is the Sabbath of an achieved purpose, of a fulfilled counsel.
These then belong to the text quoted, and not God's Sabbath.
Old English sabat "Saturday as a day of rest," as observed by the Jews, from Latin sabbatum, from Greek sabbaton, from Hebrew shabbath, properly "day of rest," from shabath "he rested." Spelling with -th attested from late 14c., not widespread until 16c.
The Babylonians regarded seventh days as unlucky, and avoided certain activities then; the Jewish observance might have begun as a similar custom. Among European Christians, from the seventh day of the week it began to be applied early 15c. to the first day (Sunday), "though no definite law, either divine or ecclesiastical, directed the change" [Century Dictionary], but elaborate justifications have been made. The change was driven by Christians' celebration of the Lord's resurrection on the first day of the week, a change completed during the Reformation.
The original meaning is preserved in Spanish Sabado, Italian Sabbato, and other languages' names for "Saturday." Hungarian szombat, Rumanian simbata, French samedi, German Samstag "Saturday" are from Vulgar Latin sambatum, from Greek *sambaton, a vulgar nasalized variant of sabbaton. Sabbath-breaking attested from 1650s.
The holy day of rest and reflection observed each Saturday among the Jews. This custom fulfills the third of the Ten Commandments (“Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy”). The Sabbath commemorates the last of the seven days of Creation as described in the Book of Genesis, the day God rested from his labors of creating the heavens and the Earth.
Note: Christians have traditionally kept Sunday as a weekly day of rest in adaptation of the Jewish observance, and in commemoration of the Resurrection of Jesus. Some denominations, such as the Seventh-Day Adventists, observe Saturday as the Sabbath.