And God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because He rested from all His work which He created. (Gen. 2:3)
Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. (Ex. 20:8)
Six days you shall work, the seventh day, and ye shall keep holy as a Sabbath of complete rest, holy to the LORD. (Ex. 35:2)
Shabbat is the biblical Day of Rest. On this day God rested from all His work of creation. Later God re-iterated the importance of this weekly rest with Israel. Shabbat begins at nightfall on Friday evening and ends after nightfall on Saturday night. On Friday evening (before the onset of Shabbat) the women of the home traditionally lights Shabbat candles. After the onset of Shabbat a "Kabballat Shabbat" ceremony is held with the Kiddush (blessing of wine) followed by the blessing of bread. The Kabballat Shabbat is followed by a meal.
Immediately after the end of Shabbat, the Havdalah ceremony - acknowledging the start of a new week - is held where Kiddush is once again recited over a cup of wine.
This simple, yet attractive Kiddush cup is available in blue:
Lechaim - to life!
13 x 10cm