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.

First broadcast:
22 April 1997

Children could think of two activities that Jews cannot do during Shabbat and two activities that they are allowed to do and draw pictures of them. They could discuss what they often do on Saturdays and identify which activities Jewish children would be allowed to do.