Shabbat in Jerusalem: What’s Open?

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Shabbat is the holy day of the week for the Jewish people. It begins on Friday eve and ends on Saturday night. So, you can call it Saturday. Because Israel is a Jewish democratic state, most businesses and public transportation follow the Shabbat religious laws. This means that most public transportation does not operate on Shabbat. Also, … Read more

What is Shabbat?

Shabbat is the seventh day of the Jewish week. In Hebrew, “Shabbat” comes from the verb “Lishbot,” which means “to stop working.” According to the Bible, GOD created the world in six days and then stopped working and rested on the seventh day. So on Shabbat, Jewish people rest from their everyday work and remember … Read more

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