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Is knitting for pleasure forbidden on Shabbat?


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Rabbi Yossi Turk: Bienvenidos Welcome. Un minuto ya lo atiendo. I'll be with you in a moment...

Sarina: Is knitting for pleasure forbidden on Shabbat?

Rabbi Yossi Turk: sure

Rabbi Yossi Turk: all sowing and/or knitting is forbidden on Shabbat

Sarina: Thank you Rabbi. Wish you and your family a Good Shabbos

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(pl: Shabbatot). Hebrew word meaning "rest." It is a Biblical commandment to sanctify and rest on Saturday, the seventh day of the week. This commemorates the fact that after creating the world in six days, G-d rested on the seventh.