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On Yom Kippur, there is a special rule concerning meal preparation. But apart from this all is identical to Shabbat. Megila mishna 1, 5: אֵין בֵּין שַׁבָּת לְיוֹם הַכִּפּוּרִים אֶלָּא שֶׁזֶּה זְדוֹנוֹ בִּידֵי אָדָם וְזֶה זְדוֹנוֹ בְּכָרֵת : ‏ There is no difference between sabbath and the day of atonement save only that the deliberate violation of ...


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With all due respect, I think you've misunderstood Rashbam's commentary on this verse. He is not delineating when a day starts or ends, but indicating how six days passed. He maintains (1:4) that the first day of creation started in the morning; if so, how do we have six days of creation?[1] He answers that even though we don't have six exact calendar days, ...


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Your question seems to indicate that you believe that because things with Noach and the Flood happened in Sevens, that therefore Noach was observing the Shabbat. I'm not sure I see the connection. However, to address parts of your question: The Chinuch (Mitzvah 330 - Positive Commmandment to count the years until Yovel) (sorry I don't have an english link) ...


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Without commenting on the specific situation, shabbat's rest is an absolute obligation which doesn't depend on what one does during the week. Whether one worked or rested during the work, one needs to abstain from creative work (melacha) on shabbat. Shabbat is not observed because it is a reward but because God commanded so, as a memory for the creation of ...


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I think @Scimonster is misunderstanding. Shulchan Aruk Ha Rav (SAHR) 190/5 says you have to drink from the cup of blessing: שולחן ערוך הרב אורח חיים סימן קצ סעיף ה ...אף על פי שמצוה מן המובחר שכל המסובים יטעמו מכוס של ברכה And later ibid he says that if you are not drinking from the main cup, and you have your own cup in front of you - These ...


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http://dinonline.org/2016/05/16/bathroom-hygiene-on-shabbos/ He may wipe himself. He should do so lightly [gently?] in a way that it will not definitely cause hair removal. Even if this is inadvertently caused [even definitely] this would be permissible, and should also be done in an unusual way [in this instance when it is definite].


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There are different types of megaphones - you are speaking here of a non-electric acoustic horn that amplifies a voice. Electric megaphones or amplifying music would be very different (but are explicitly addressed by R Rozen below) I didn't find responsa formally addressing megaphones. However here are relevant halachot which relate to your question (taken ...


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The following has been taken from Rabbi Eli monsuer daily halacha page The Sages tell us that Ezra Ha'sofer (Jewish leader during the period of the founding of the Second Commonwealth) enacted a prohibition against washing clothes on Erev Shabbat, so as to ensure that the day would be devoted to making the other preparations necessary for Shabbat. ...


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The "work" forbidden on Shabbat does not mean hard, physical work or employment. It is "melacha" = creative work. There are 39 main categories of melacha http://halachipedia.com/index.php?title=Index_of_Laws_of_Shabbat_by_the_39_Melachot So, even if Shabbat would be a "reward" for working the other 6 days (and there is no mention of this - every Jew is ...


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Shu't Shvus Yaakov chelek 3 siman 31 seen here on the bottom of the first column discusses a type of device which was able to carry someone's voice many מילים away. He says he never heard anyone who raised an objection to using this device on Shabbos. וביחוד על ידי כלים המיוחדים לדיבור ומשמעים קול על כמה וכמה מילים בריחוק מקום יחול אדם לדבר עם חבירו דבר זה ...


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From Halachipedia The Mishna Shabbat 148b writes that one may not count the number of guests from a list on Shabbat. Abaye in the Gemara 149a explains that this is a rabbinic restriction so as not to come to read a Shtar Hedyot on Shabbat. What is a Shtar Hedyot which one may not read on Shabbat? Rashi 116b s.v. Shtar explains it to be financial ...


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This is disputed. Shulchan Arukh, Orach Chayyim 307:17: אָסוּר לִלְמֹד בְּשַׁבָּת וְיוֹם טוֹב, זוּלַת בְּדִבְרֵי תּוֹרָה; וַאֲפִלּוּ בְּסִפְרֵי חָכְמוֹת אָסוּר; וְיֵשׁ מִי שֶׁמַּתִּיר, וְעַל פִּי סְבָרָתוֹ מֻתָּר לְהַבִּיט באצטרלו''ב בְּשַׁבָּת, וּלְהָפְכָהּ וּלְטַלְטְלָהּ כְּדִלְקַמָּן סי' ש''ח. My loose translation: One should not learn ...


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See this: Chassidim develped a custom to smell myrtle branches on Shabbat eve, based on Talmud Shabbat 118b, relating that R. Shimon bar Yochai saw a man running to his home with 2 myrtle branches. The man explained to Rashb"i that one was for "Zachor" and the other for "Shamor".


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I do not understand what you are saying synagogues and congratulations But for part 2 you are probably referring to the saying of our sages Avoda Zara 3a The nations will then plead. 'Offer us the Torah anew and we shall obey it.' But the Holy One, blessed be He, will say to them, 'You foolish ones among peoples, he who took trouble [to prepare] on the ...


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http://www.dailyhalacha.com/m/halacha.aspx?id=595 Chacham Ovadia would permit you to close the fridge with a shinui. All other poskim would not. If you need the food in the fridge and there's no way to take it out b/c it will spoil, then just leave the fridge slightly open. If that will cause the food to spoil, then you can use a non-Jew to (repeatedly) ...



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