Whereas John had worked outside settled areas, Jesus went from town to town, village to village, usually preaching in synagogues on the sabbath .
Saturday is the Jewish sabbath , whereas for Muslims the holiest day of the week is Friday.
Planning takes a certain mindset, a kind of discipline. It is not unlike sabbath time, which we need to replenish our souls, our relationships, our bodies, and our imaginations.
Although he happily watched me light the sabbath candles and even attended synagogue once, he was never going to be a part of the religious life I was constructing for myself.
The ancient Israelites celebrated the sabbath as a day of solemn rest but as a festive occasion as well.
So far, most of the discussion of Lieberman's Jewishness has focused on a particular religious practice: sabbath observance.
‘Observe the sabbath day and keep it holy’ is not something we can blow off, according to the Deuteronomist.
Likewise, the Christian practice of keeping sabbath provides the time we need to break bread together - and the joyful breaking of bread at home and in worship helps us to keep sabbath .
The command to keep the Jewish Sabbath could then be taken metaphorically to refer to any day of rest, and because of the history and customs of this country, that day is Sunday, the Christian sabbath .