Saturday offers many ways to observe Shabbat is the Sabbath day, the Day of Rest, and is observed from Friday night through Saturday night. Is set aside from the rest of the week both in honor of the fact that God rested on the seventh day after creating the world. On Shabbat, many Jews observe prohibitions from various activities designated as work. Shabbat is traditionally observed with festive meals, wine, challah, prayers, the reading and studying of Torah, conjugal relations, family time, and time with friends.. Sleep late. Attend morning services and hear the The Five Books of Moses, and the foundation of all of Jewish life and lore. The Torah is considered the heart and soul of the Jewish people, and study of the Torah is a high mitzvah. The Torah itself a scroll that is hand lettered on parchment, elaborately dressed and decorated, and stored in a decorative ark. It is chanted aloud on Mondays, Thursdays, and Shabbat, according to a yearly cycle. Sometimes “Torah” is used as a colloquial term for Jewish learning and narrative in general. read aloud. Have a leisurely lunch with family or friends. Spend the afternoon reading, learning Torah, playing outside, hanging out with friends. Later, you can take a nap or go to a quick afternoon service to hear the Torah read again. Shabbat offers an opportunity to pause—to take a break from our daily activities and responsibilities in order to reconnect with our friends, our loved ones, and creation.
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