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15:07 Oct 22, 2001
English to Hebrew translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary
English term or phrase: sabbath
holy day
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5shabbath (shin, beith, thaw)Jeremias MARSCHALIK
5Shabbat
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Shabbat


Explanation:
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!




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

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
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
40 mins

agree  Simon Charass: Same remarks as Tammy. "On the seventh day, God shabbat ve ynaffash, mi kol melahto asher asa"
21 hrs
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16 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
shabbath (shin, beith, thaw)


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

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