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A family show us how they prepare for Shabbat, or sabbath, as well as telling us why it is special and different from other times of the week. Starting on Friday evening and ending on Saturday evening, Shabbat means a day of rest, so any work needs to be done in advance of the day. This includes food preparation and cleaning, and it also means that homework is not allowed.
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22 April 1997

Classroom Ideas

This clip could help to encourage a debate about whether people should have a day of rest. Explain that years ago shops were closed on Sundays. Can the class think of reasons why it was good that shops were closed? Encourage the children to express their opinions about Shabbat. What problems might there be with resting every Saturday?

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