In a race against time, several funerals were held in Israel before sundown Friday for some of the 45 people killed at a stampede..
Jewish day of rest; Jewish Sabbath
Shabbat, Shabbos, or the Sabbath, is Judaism's day of rest on the seventh day of the week—i.e., Saturday. On this day, religious Jews remember the biblical stories describing the creation of the heaven and earth in six days and the redemption from slavery and exodus from Egypt, and look forward to a future Messianic Age. Since the Jewish religious calendar counts days from sunset to sunset, Shabbat begins in the evening of what on the secular calendar is Friday.