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The Sabbath is the weekly day of rest for Jews.

This day begins at sundown on Friday and lasts until sundown on Saturday. Sabbath symbolises the seventh day after the creation of the universe, when G-d decided to rest at the end of six days of creation. Traditionally, observant Jews are not allowed to work on Shabbat, and this includes no business transactions, no use of machinery and no writing.

For many Jews, it is the day on which they attend religious synagogue services.

On Shabbat, Jews often spend time with family and friends. Traditionally, three festive meals are served: Friday dinner, Saturday lunch and dinner.