Shabbat

Alternative Spellings

Shabat

Definitions

  • The Jewish Sabbath; Saturday

Example Sentences

  • "I will be going to temple for Shabbat services this Friday night."

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew, Modern Hebrew

Etymology

שבת

Who Uses This

Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements
Non-Jews: (words that have spread outside of Jewish networks)

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).

Notes

This is the Sephardic and Modern Hebrew pronunciation, adopted by many American Jews, especially non-Orthodox. See also Shabbos.

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