Shabbat (sabbath)

Ori is Shabbat Queen.
In her kindergarten class she lights the candles and passes out the goodies.

"In The Beginning ...the heaven and the earth were finished, and all their array. And on the seventh day God finished the work which He had been doing, and He ceased on the seventh day from all the work which He had done. And God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because on it God ceased from all the work of creation which He had done." (Genesis 2:1-3)

What is this Shabbat? The sabbath is the 'day of rest' in the Jewish religion. It occurs every week from sunset on Friday until sunset on Saturday. This is the day dedicated to rest, prayer, family. Traditionally, Shabbat is welcomed as a queen or bride. The woman of the family always lights the candles and recites a prayer.

Husbands thank wives for the work they have done; parents bless children - even if the children may have been naughty during the week; wives thank their husbands for their hard work during the week.


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