Take This Sabbath Day
Episode 14 of 22 within Season One. Item 14 of 158 overall.
Production number 225913.
Lawrence O'Donnell Jr. - Story
Paul Redford - Story
Aaron Sorkin - Story
Aaron Sorkin - Teleplay
Thomas Schlamme - Director
17 votes

After the Supreme Court refuses to stay the execution of a Federal prisoner convicted of killing two drug kingpins, President Bartlet must decide whether or not to commute his sentence in less than 48 hours, so he calls upon his sagacious childhood priest for guidance.

Meanwhile, even Toby feels the heat over the controversial issue when he hears a sermon on capital punishment from his rabbi.

Elsewhere, a hearing-challenged, combative campaign manager demands an audience with the President when her Democratic congressional candidate has purposely been underfunded by his party before the upcoming election to unseat an incumbent.

original airdate--February 09, 2000  rating--9.5 million


music--"West Wing Main Title" by W.G. Snuffy Walde

  1. "Hashkiveinu" by Max Helfman




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regional titles

Neem deze Sabbatdag
Take This Sabbath Day
Prendre ce jour de Sabbat
Nehmen Sie diese Sabbattag
Tóg an Lá Sabbath
Prendere questa domenica
Tome este día de reposo