Saturday , or shabat in Hebrew – best day 4 GIMATRIKS
Based on the Halacha, using tiles to play with letters is allowed during Shabbat..
Religous Jews are not intended to work on Saturday, as it is cosidered the day god rested from the world creation. In respect to god’s requests, you are not supposed to work on Sabat, but to rest, pray and be with your family.
One activity considered work is writing, as it is creating a new thing. Luckily, playing with letters on tiles is not considered “real writing” but playing, something encouraged as an activity on the weekly holy day This is why “gimatric shabat game- Gimatriks” is so popular with orthodox families. The game is linked to tradition, is a learning tool though a lot of fun. It is no doubt a family game, encouraging childeren to play with their brothers and systers, parents and granparents together. ” .
To read the full article on the Hebrew Gimatriks website, click here.