The Color of Water


James McBride

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Sabbath Term Analysis

Shabbat in Jewish tradition: the day of rest. In Christianity, this day is Sunday, but in Judaism it is Friday at sundown to Saturday at sundown. On the Sabbath Orthodox Jews are not allowed to do any work, a category of behavior which includes using electricity, driving, and lighting fires.
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Sabbath Term Timeline in The Color of Water

The timeline below shows where the term Sabbath appears in The Color of Water. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 3: Kosher
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...table settings for every meal and strict separation of milk and meat, and observes the Sabbath every Friday and Saturday, which means they can’t use any electricity or do any work. (full context)
Chapter 5: The Old Testament
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...the store. Before school, after school, and every day of the week except for the Sabbath Ruth and her siblings work in the shop.  (full context)