This is my first post and I hope I have the right forum. Please let me know if this belongs elsewhere.
I am teaching in an RCIA class and I want to connect the 3rd commandment (“keep holy the Lord’s day”) with the time before Jesus.
I know that the Sabbath started on Friday evening and went to Saturday evening but beyond that I don’t know what actions took place.
How did the Israelites celebrate (if that is the right word) the Sabbath?
Was there a liturgy or ritual sacrifice? If so, when did it occur, on Friday evening or Saturday?
What was the function of the synagogue in the celebration? What about the Temple?
How do modern Jews observe the Sabbath today - or how has the modern observance changed from the ancient observance.
Is there an online resource that can give me some details?
Thanks a bunch in advance for any help.