Shabbat

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From Hebrew שבת (shabát, rest). Variants ending in -s were influenced by the Yiddish form שבת (shabes).

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Shabbat

  1. The Jewish Sabbath, from sundown Friday to sundown Saturday, commemorating God's rest on the seventh day in the book of Genesis.
    I leave early on Fridays, as I don't work on Shabbat.
  2. The ceremonial Shabbat meal, in which candles are lit and bread and wine consumed.
    Please join us for Shabbat tonight.

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