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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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Discussed here about the case of an animal--and not even in a case of excruciating suffering. A fortiori, if it were a human suffering, or an animal suffering badly, I imagine we could do at least as much as is suggested here: a) Is a Jew permitted to violate a Torah or Rabbinic prohibition for the sake of ‘tza’ar ba’alei chaim’– lit. “(Alleviating) ...


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As noted by @DoubleAA טו וּסְפַרְתֶּם לָכֶם מִמָּחֳרַת הַשַּׁבָּת מִיּוֹם הֲבִיאֲכֶם אֶת עֹמֶר הַתְּנוּפָה שֶׁבַע שַׁבָּתוֹת תְּמִימֹת תִּהְיֶינָה. טז עַד מִמָּחֳרַת הַשַּׁבָּת הַשְּׁבִיעִת תִּסְפְּרוּ חֲמִשִּׁים יוֹם I believe assuming that the 'shabat' of 16 is the 'shabtot' of 15 acceptable. If we count seven-shabatot (which are also 'temimot', ...


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There are indeed two commandments of kavod shabbat (honoring the shabbat) and oneg shabbat (enjoying oneself on shabbat). Kavod shabbat indeed applies to the day of shabbat, but oneg shabbat applies to the Jew: the mitsva is for the Jew to enjoy himself on shabbat. The Rambam in Mishne Torah Hilkhot Shabbat 30:1 describes these mitzvot: Kavod shabbat ...


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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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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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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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In connection with most verses in the Tenach Shabat seems to be a term, which is often linked with the seventh day (the day from sundown fridaynight till sundown saturday night; it was evening it was morning; the seventh day), from the roos Shavat which literally means to 'cease', to 'end' (with work) and from these derived 'rest'. It is the day of rest or ...


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"Shabbatot" is the plural form of Shabbat ("-ot" is the plural feminine postfix, whereas "-im" is the masculine). "Shabbaton" is the Hebrew word from which we get "Sabbatical". It is a period of time required to allow agricultural fields to be left fallow. It was adopted as the term for time allowing for humans to rest and rejuvenate. The word comes from ...


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The Piskei Teshuvos Siman 473:2 writes that even those who are noheg to say sahlom aliechem and eishes cheil on Yom tov should not say it the night of pesach in order to hurry and make kiddush right away,since it is a mitzva to do so.(Vayged Moshe 13:2) However,he brings in footnote 9 that there are those who still say these items such as Chassidei ...


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While there is a three way machlokes about rolling the sefer torah because of Hachana, Rav Shlomo Zalman Aurbach rules that he can do so if he is practicing the leining at the time that he rolls it. ROLLING THE TORAH One may not roll a sefer Torah on first day Yom Tov for the reading on second day Yom Tov (MB 667:5). When Yom Tov comes before Shabbos ...


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It's a good thing that I asked my rav this evening, and he sent me this. It says: One may not shtel the Sefer on the first day of Yom Tov for the second day, or on Shabbat for Yom Tov. Regarding preparing the Sefer on Yom Tov for leinen on Shabbat, there are three opinions: Some forbid it even if one has made an Eruv tavshilin; others only allow it ...


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The most reliable historical document is Scripture. The evidence from the manna in Exodus indicates a day started at sunset. After leaving Egypt the people were fed by manna from the LORD: So Moses and Aaron said to all the people of Israel, “At evening you shall know that it was the LORD who brought you out of the land of Egypt, and in the morning you ...


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According to the OU's daily halacha, Shulchan Aruch (Orach Chaim 308:32) writes that unsalted raw fish is muktza, because it serves no purpose on Shabbos. However in our days, if one has cuts of raw fish that are edible as sushi, then they are not muktza. However, Rav Belsky, zt”l, questioned whether one may make sushi on Shabbos. The Chayei ...


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I remember hearing once that the Vilna Gaon (I think) said that Anim Zemirot is one of the holiest pieces of tefillah and it should only be said on Yom Kippur. I wonder whether since children are considered to be pure and their aveirot are not counted before Bar Mitzvah, if we are going to sing it every Shabbat, we have children do it as adults are not pure ...


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I found in Siddur Kol Tefilos Hashana - Philadelphia 1905 - that it is called Shir Hakavod since it speaks about the honor of the creator - Hashem.


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I had a similar question recently as we had a brit milah in shul and the grandfather distributed a prayer for personal requests to be said at the time of the brit. I was surprised this was allowed and looked it up afterwards. Turns out, in a nutshell, that, beyond the traditional nusach, requests for spiritual matters are allowed while requests for material ...


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Chabad Chassidus explains that it is very unlikely the reason not to blow shofar in shabbos is in case you carry the shofar. It seems more the chachamim felt it was not appropriate for some reason to blow the shofar on shabbos and looked for a halachical pretext with the boundaries of their legislative powers to forbid this. (R' Schneur Zalman of Liadi, ...


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Rabbi Dovid Kviat, author of Succas Dovid on shas, would ask this question in his drashos. He answered that all the other mitzvos for all other holidays are simply acts which must be performed at their proper time, namely that particular holiday. As such Chazzal were able to enact a safekeep to not perform that act without interfering with the actual ...


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As noted in comments, gezeira d'rabba seems to be only an issue when there is an irregular mitzva involving a specialized skill that requires a certain amount of expertise, and that involves a special, carriable object. There is no mitzvah, neither d'rabanan nor d'orayta, that fulfills this criterion on the leil seder, which instead involves retelling the ...


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Resisting arrest in America is always pikuach nefesh. If you are able to explain to the police your needs and they are helpful, then maybe you can avoid melacha without resisting. But any resistance could easily lead to an over zealous officer firing his weapon or inflicting life threatening harm. Whenever a persons power to enforce his will on you comes ...


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When in a public domain where there is no eiruv, we may only ‘carry’ the clothing and jewelry we are wearing (though the halachic parameters of wearing jewelry are complicated). Everything else is considered a masa (load), and may not be carried due to the melachah of hotza’ah (forbidden act of carrying) on Shabbos. Watches don’t assume the halachic status ...


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One of the prominent poskim of the past generation, R. Dov Berish Weidenfeld, who was the Tshebiner Rav and author of Dovev Meisharim, ruled that freezing water to make ice cubes on Shabbos is not permitted due to the prohibition of molid (creating a new entity), or nolad (benefitting from something that came into existence on Shabbos). Other poskim argue ...



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