Shabbat

[Sephardic Hebrew shah-baht]
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Contemporary Examples of shabbat

  • There we have experienced weekly fires set by "activists," always on late Friday or on Shabbat.

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    Violence is the New Normal in Abu Tor

    Rabbi Daniel Landes

    July 24, 2013

  • Then there are the Jews I've met who are very aware of Shabbat, but who tap their touchscreens.

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    I Don't Text on Shabbas

    Gershom Gorenberg

    June 17, 2013

  • The rabbis who ruled that we can't use an electric switch on Shabbat already went too far.

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    I Don't Text on Shabbas

    Gershom Gorenberg

    June 17, 2013

  • Nearly 2,000 years ago, in the Mishnah, rabbis puzzled out 39 activities that constitute work and are forbidden on Shabbat.

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    I Don't Text on Shabbas

    Gershom Gorenberg

    June 17, 2013

  • Maybe, after his next Shabbat meal with his old friend Shmuley Boteach, he can suggest that they go and really see Hebron.

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    Cory Booker’s Rabbis

    Peter Beinart

    June 13, 2013


British Dictionary definitions for shabbat

Shabbat

Shabbos or Shabbes (ˈʃɑːbəs)

noun plural Shabbatot (ˌʃɑːbɑːˈtot), Shabbosos (ʃɑːˈbosəs) or Shabbosim (ʃɑːbosəm)
  1. Judaism another word for the Sabbath

Word Origin for Shabbat

from Hebrew shabbāth; see Sabbath
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Word Origin and History for shabbat

Shabbat

n.

1934, from Hebrew shabbat (see Sabbath). Earlier in English as Shabbos (1870), from Yiddish shabes.

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