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How do Jewish people celebrate Shabbat?

As part of RE we have been learning about Judaism, and how Jewish people have a day called Shabbat where they rest. They do this because God rested on the seventh day after creating the world. This week we learnt about how Jewish people celebrate Shabbat.

First we thought about what we would do if somebody special, such as the queen, was coming for tea. Many of these things such as dressing smartly, tidying up and special food are the same for Jewish people on Shabbat. This celebration is also known as ‘the queen of all festivals’.


During the lesson we set up a Shabbat table, learning about what items go on the table and why.

Can we remember some of these items at home? We were very happy with the way the table looked, and thought that it looked fit for a special celebration.


Miss Mackenzie and Mrs Bayliss also spent hours at the weekend, baking some plaited bread, called Challah bread, that Jewish people have on their Shabbat table. We learnt that Jewish people often put salt on the bread, so when we tasted some of it many of us did the same to see what it was like.

Can we remember the name of this special bread at home? Can we describe what we thought of the bread?




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