When most people think of holidays, they think of annual celebrations, but in Judaism there is one holiday that occurs every week – the Sabbath. Known in Hebrew as Shabbat and in Yiddish as Shabbos, this holiday is central to Jewish Life.

As the great Jewish writer, Adad Ha-Am has observed: “More than the Jewish people has kept the Shabbat, the Shabbat has kept the Jewish people.”

The Shabbat truly has been a unifying force for Jews all over the world.