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Describe some of the different ways in which the Sabbath is observed in Jewish homes and in the Synagogue

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A: Describe some of the different ways in which the Sabbath is observed in Jewish homes and in the Synagogue Shabbat or Sabbath is a weekly day of rest and time of worship that is observed in Judaism around fifty two times a year. The term Shabbat simply means "to cease", so to stop everything that one may be doing to celebrate this day of rest. The Sabbath and is one of the Ten Commandments so is held in great importance within the Jewish religion. The weekly Sabbath or day of rest starts at sundown on Friday till sundown on Saturday, symbolizing the seventh day in Genesis, after the six days of creation, when God is said to have rested. Shabbat is observed both by positive rituals, such as three festive meals (Friday-night dinner, Saturday lunch, and a Saturday-evening meal), and several prohibitions. ...read more.


A prayer is then read over wine, this prayer is known as Kiddush. The Kiddush has four parts the first recalls the creation of the Sabbath, the second is the blessing, the third is the gift of Shabbat and the fourth describes Shabbat as the covenant between God and Israel. . finally the family will distribute a small piece of challah to everyone at the table. Make sure everyone holds the piece in his or her right hand and recite a blessing then eat the challah. Families can then eat dinner. Many families take this opportunity to talk about their week and catch up. The next mourning, if they have not already done so, the Jews will make their way to the synagogue to attend the Sabbath services. The practise of the Sabbath is slightly different in the synagogue than at home. Men and women may wear whatever ritual garments they find appropriate., such as a kippah or prayer shawl. ...read more.


As the Sabbath involves several restrictions it can be done in a synagogue which may be better for a Jewish family as there is nothing there to distract them also during the Sabbath you are meant to worship and pray a lot and they can be easy for them as in a home they are a lot of tempting and distracting things which will not be present in a synagogue. Orthodox Jews are probably more likely to celebrate the Sabbath in the synagogue, whereas modern Jew's would stay home, if something happen with a modern Jew family such as light bulb go off they would go and replace it even thought they are not aloud to do any work. An Orthodox Jew would leave the light bulb and stay their still and they are very strict. Therefore, there are several different ways in which the Sabbath can be celebrated at home and in the Synagogue. The choice of where to celebrate it is up to the person in hand. Aqib Khan Candidate no: 4099 Judaism paper 7 Centre no : 12912 ...read more.

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