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The Shabbat (Sabbath)

Updated: Aug 27

Babylonian Jews would welcome the Shabbat with pomp. The focus of the exhibition is on the Shabbat table, around which the blessing over the wine was made, signifying the start of Shabbat, as well as Havdalah, the ceremony which marked the end of Shabbat. There are ritual objects on the table, whose designs were popular with Iraqi Jews, pieces of Iraqi pita bread, a candle and myrtle. The "floating" Shabbat table symbolizes the continued observance of the tradition, even after the Jews left Iraq.

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