And so we observe the Sabbath (Shabbat in the Hebrew language). We observe Shabbat by resting - not doing "ordinary work". Although cooking isn't expressly forbidden, I try to prepare most of our food on Friday so that I don't have to cook much on Shabbat. I don't clean house on Shabbat. We feed the animals, of course, but we don't clean their coops on Saturday; this is "ordinary work" and can be done the day before or the day after... It's okay to do work that is life-saving. Just think about it: God chooses life for people - not death.
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