Shabbat (the Sabbath) is the Jewish holy day of the week observed every Saturday. Shabbat starts at sunset on Friday and ends at sundown on Saturday evening.
- All public offices are closed on Shabbat, as are banks, most stores and businesses; throughout Israel there is a growing number of shops open on Shabbat.
- In most cities, public transportation (trains and buses) do not operate on Shabbat.
- Most non-kosher restaurants are open on Shabbat.
- It is recommended to check in advance if you are planning on visiting a specific location.
- Radio and TV broadcasts operate as usual.