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break the Sabbath

To violate the rules and terms of the Sabbath day (a holy day of rest and/or worship). Even though my religious rights are protected by law, my employer still made me break the Sabbath by coming into work on Saturday.
See also: break, Sabbath

a sabbath day's journey

a short and easy journey.
Rabbinical law allowed a Jew to travel a certain distance on the Sabbath (about a kilometre); in the Bible, Mount Olivet is described as being ‘from Jerusalem a sabbath day's journey’ (Acts 1:12).
See also: journey, Sabbath
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Sabbath have previously headlined Download in 2005 and 2012, while Ozzy headlined as a solo act in both 1986 and 1996.
Sabbath keeping--substantial time set aside each week for rest, worship, and renewal--is a core theme in the Old Testament and the Gospels.
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I am evangelical in my belief that the enduring legacy of Black Sabbath is as significant as that of Wagner, Mozart, Beethoven, Elgar and others.
He said: "Ozzy was known He said: "Ozzy was known as the Black Sabbath as the Black Sabbath frontman and it was a big frontman and it was a big deal for him to go solo.
Scripture gives a two-pronged rationale for Sabbath rest.
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Any worries that Sabbath wouldn't cut it on this tour without original drummer Bill Ward were dispelled within minutes when his replacement, Tommy Clufetos, cut loose with some outrageous fills.
And the setlist is every Sabbath fans' dream, all the classics rubbing shoulders with songs from the Sabs' latest album, 13.
The former Black Sabbath singer stated in his apology that he had been on a long drug and alcohol binge, leading to his unstable behavior over the past few months.
HEAVY metal band Black Sabbath have been named the most important British hard rock act of all time in a poll by record industry trade body the BPI.
HEAVY metal legends Black Sabbath were reunited last night for their first gig in seven years.
NEW YORK, May 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- One of the most iconic rock bands of all time, Black Sabbath, has signed with the world's leading music merchandising company, Bravado, a division of Universal Music Group.