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Shabbat (Saturday)

שַׁבָּת

The fourth commandment orders us to remember the Shabbat day, during which we do not do any work, and which we consecrate as the day sanctified by God.

The word Shabbat  שַׁבָּת means the day of rest, and is derived from the Hebrew root shavot  שָׁבֹת which means to rest, to stop working.

This feast was established in memory of the fact that God created the heavens and the earth and all that is in it in six days and that He rested during the seventh day.

During this day all work is forbidden, and we sanctify the Shabbat day to the service to God in kenasa (karaite synagogue), where we read the prayers compiled for this day.