The whole community observes a weekly day of rest

sobhan

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Our friends Dave and Amanda traveled to Israel last year and saw firsthand the Shabbat ritual practiced by Jewish people there. The whole community observes a
weekly day of rest, from sundown Friday until three stars appear in the Saturday evening sky.
What does "The whole community observes a weekly day of rest, from sundown Friday until three stars appear in the Saturday evening sky." mean?
Source: Don't overthink it by Anne Bogel
 
  • Ponyprof

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    Our friends Dave and Amanda traveled to Israel last year and saw firsthand the Shabbat ritual practiced by Jewish people there. The whole community observes a
    weekly day of rest, from sundown Friday until three stars appear in the Saturday evening sky.
    What does "The whole community observes a weekly day of rest, from sundown Friday until three stars appear in the Saturday evening sky." mean?
    Source: Don't overthink it by Anne Bogel

    The Jewish faith keeps Saturday as the holy day, from Friday night through Saturday night. Likewise, Christians typically keep Sunday as the holy day.

    How strictly these days are kept depends on how seriously any community takes its religion.

    At its most orthodox, no one would do any work, shops would not be open, and people would focus on religious worship.
     
    If I may clarify a bit, Shabbat, for the whole (observant) Jewish community* begins at sundown Friday and ends at nightfall Saturday, i.e. the very early evening. In New York City, for yesterday (1-22), Shabbat began at 5:00 pm (local time) Friday, 22nd. For Jerusalem (local time), 5:04.

    In NYC, this past Saturday (23rd), sunset (local time) was at 5:02 and nightfall at 5:46; the latter time is the end of the most recent Shabbat. (5:44, local time, Jerusalem)

    https://www.chabad.org/calendar/zma...e/1/tdate/1-23-2021/jewish/Halachic-Times.htm

    *Especially in Israel.
     
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