More Than One Million Jews Expected to Participate in Global Shabbat Observance Weekend

Casey Kelbaugh

The Algemeiner reports: – A global observance of Shabbat with hundreds of special events being held in local Jewish communities around the world — including new events in Togo, Mozambique and Venezuela — is slated for Oct. 27-28.

The worldwide observance day, started by The Shabbat Project, brings Jews together to keep a single Shabbat. It began as a local South African event in 2013, initiated by South African Chief Rabbi Dr. Warren Goldstein, who proposed the idea of hosting a communal Shabbat experience.

“Over the past few years, it has been nothing short of thrilling and deeply inspiring to witness Jews come together across every conceivable divide — language, culture, ethnicity, geography, observance,” Goldstein said in a statement.

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