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15:07 Oct 22, 2001
English to Hebrew translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: sabbath
holy day

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5shabbath (shin, beith, thaw)Jeremias MARSCHALIK



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English speakers write the word as 'Shabbat'. This means 'Sabbath' and is used to refer to Saturday, which is the Jewish holy day. It is derived from the Hebrew word for 'seven', because it was the seventh day created (in the book of Genesis), which G-d ordered us to observe as a day of rest!

Local time: 14:06
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in FrenchFrench

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disagree  Tammy Portelli-Alon: the first part is right but - it's from the word "strike/sit" (not seven) because that was the day God "sat" from work
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agree  Simon Charass: Same remarks as Tammy. "On the seventh day, God shabbat ve ynaffash, mi kol melahto asher asa"
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shabbath (shin, beith, thaw)

shin, beith, thaw (from right to left!)

Local time: 14:06
Native speaker of: Native in HebrewHebrew
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