The Sabbath: How Orthodox Jews Create Sacred Space

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Paper examines the ritual and cultural significance of the Sabbath to Orthodox Jews.

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25 p.: ill.

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Hernandez, Carlos 2011.


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Paper examines the ritual and cultural significance of the Sabbath to Orthodox Jews.

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25 p.: ill.


Abstract: This is a concise look at the Sabbath as practiced by Orthodox Jews. This article will serve as an introduction and a starting point for further research. The methodology used was interviews and participant-observation. I chose Orthodox Jews for this preliminary study because of the disciplined way they observe the Sabbath. The literature, including Biblical and anthropological works relevant to the Jewish Sabbath, reveals the ritual and cultural significance the day has to Orthodox Jews. Some of the findings included themes of ritual observance and its meaning, and the importance of communal worship to Jews. Most important was maintaining their connection to the past as revealed through the perpetuation of ritual observance.



  • Eagle Feather, Issue 8, University of North Texas Honors College: Denton, Texas. 2011


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  • Publication Title: Eagle Feather
  • Volume: 8
  • Issue: 2011
  • Peer Reviewed: Yes


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Hernandez, Carlos. The Sabbath: How Orthodox Jews Create Sacred Space, article, 2011; Denton, Texas. ( accessed July 14, 2024), University of North Texas Libraries, UNT Digital Library,; .

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