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Can I Draw on Shabbat?

  

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Rabbi Eliezer G: Welcome to the Rabbi's one on one chat room, how can I help you today?

pencil: can i draw on Shabbat?

Rabbi Eliezer G: no

Rabbi Eliezer G: we may not draw pictures or write letters on Shabbat

pencil: ok

pencil: thank you

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Shabbat
(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.