: the Jewish Sabbath

Examples of Shabbat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Others were bothered their evening programs and Friday Shabbat service would move to a different location. Jenny Jarvie, Los Angeles Times, 4 Apr. 2024 And that’s exactly what Shabbat 4 Soldiers is designed to do. Deborah Fineblum, Sun Sentinel, 12 Jan. 2024 For most, the answer lay in studying the Torah and, generally, the Hebrew Scriptures, and in the observance of halacha, or religious laws, including those governing Shabbat and the kosher diet. James Carroll, The New Yorker, 28 Mar. 2024 And there's a commandment that's read on the Shabbat before Purim to eradicate Amalek and every generation. Deena Prichep, NPR, 23 Mar. 2024 The ancient Shabbat specialty has been recreated with an eye for tradition but shares snug café tables with decidedly more modern interpretations of Jewish baking. The Bon Appétit Staff & Contributors, Bon Appétit, 13 Mar. 2024 Friday’s Shabbat dinner was focused on family, and was held in Villa d’Este’s Impero room. Alexandra MacOn, Vogue, 16 Feb. 2024 Bernstein, a dual citizen who had already served his time in the Israeli military, was inspired to serve after attending Shabbat services with his family after the terrorist attack. NBC News, 13 Jan. 2024 All these volatile elements eventually erupt in a climactic collision of those two institutions—synagogue and family—at a Shabbat dinner, a familiar site of conflict in Silver’s work. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, 29 Jan. 2024

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Word History


Hebrew shabbāth

First Known Use

circa 1905, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Shabbat was circa 1905

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“Shabbat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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