New answers tagged shabbat
It seems that one would say the summer תן ברכה, because we have already said תפילת טל and stopped saying משיב הרוח. At least, that's what my father (a rabbi) says. In most people's versions of the ninth benediction, only a few words change in the middle depending on the season: the beginning of the benediction is constant. Not in Nusach Eidot ...
Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Auerbach zt'l allowed adding concentrated syrup to water or seltzer on shabbos, saying "this is no different than anyone who mixes water with wine or hot water with tea essence."
Halachafortoday sources the Mishna Brurah 320:56 : (נו) מותר - וכן מותר ליתן יין אדום בתוך יין לבן ואע״פ שמתאדם [ואפילו אם מכוין לכתחלה לעשות מראה בהמאכל או בהמשקה ג״כ מסתברא דאין להחמיר כן נראה מהפמ״ג ולפי מה שכתב בנ״א נכון למנוע מזה] ומ״מ אין רשאי לעשות מראה ביי״ש ודבש שיקנו ממנו [פמ״ג ע״ש טעמו וגם בלא״ה הוא עובדא דחול] וכ״ש שלא להשים סממנים ...
I'm no Halachic Authority of any sort, but I believe there is no coloring of food. If you want to be extra stringent, pour the red wine first. (i've seen Grand Rabbis do that).
The Ben Ish Chai in Rav Pealim (chelek alef question 29) cites the masat binyamin among others as indicating that you would have to fast on 17 Tammuz because anyway a person is obligated to fast a second time for having violated oneg shabbos by fasting on shabbos - even though he is permitted to fast for a tanit halom. See Orah Hayim 288
The Tzitz Eliezer in 8:15:15:4 suggests a novel approach to the prohibition of Refuah BaShabbos, which is prohibited so that one does not come to crush herbs on Shabbos. The teshuva is too long to translate, so here is my summary of the main points found there. The Rambam claims that the reason it is permitted to perform certain types of Refuos is because, ...
Money is not muktzah because it is legal tender - it is muktzah because it has no intrinsic use (See Mishna Berura 310:24). Money fits into the broader category of anything which is not a כלי, a vessel, which is not allowed to be carried on Shabbos (Rema O.C. 308:7). This would seemingly include your coin, which has no intrinsic use. However, even ...
This is discussed in the Talmud (Shabbat 114) and the Rambam rules (Shabbat 5:21) that no Havdallah is recited after Shabbat when Yom Kippur falls on Sunday.
The calendar is set such that Yom Kippur CANNOT occur on a Sunday. Even if we went back to a system where the Sandhedrin declared the new moon, the problem remains of back to back shabbats. This creates problems with regard to food preparation. You would have to prepare food for both shabbat AND breaking fast Sunday night on Friday. In other words, your ...
Men and women are both obligated in the Mitzva of Shabbat candles and saying the blessing. Women have precedence to ensure the Mitzva is fulfilled because they are more often at home preparing the house on Friday afternoon. (Shulchan Aruch OC 263:2-5 and Mishne Torah, Hilchos shabas ch. 5)
The main source is Igros Moshe OC 4:74 Bishul 15 For more details, see http://doseofhalacha.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/making-tea-on-shabbos.html Tosafos (Shabbos 40b) writes that once water has been poured from the kettle (kli rishon) into a kli sheni, the water begins to slowly cool down and so cannot be considered bishul. There are some foods, however, ...
Bottom line, Sefardim who follow R' Ovadia Yosef can open them. Others can't. See: http://doseofhalacha.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/opening-bottles-and-cans-on-shabbos.html R’ Yehoshua Neuwirth (Shemiras Shabbos Kehilchasa 9:17) writes that one mustn't open new bottles with metal screw lids, as doing so will make the lid into a kli. One may puncture the lid ...
from http://doseofhalacha.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/buggies-strollers-on-shabbos.html The Shulchan Aruch (OC 315:1) writes that Chazal forbade making a temporary ohel on Shabbos. The Gemara (Shabbos 138a) writes that one may unfold a folding chair on Shabbos. While doing so creates a shelter over the space underneath the chair that is not considered making ...
I would like to add that the mishna brura in siman 308 does say that one should not use an item that is a kli shemelachto lissur if a kli that is muttar is available. So this question can only be relevant if one doesn't have a watch.
So this is actually several different questions. In order from more to fewer poskim would say "yes": 1) Is it permissible to look at a cell phone that happens to be displaying the time on Shabbos? 2) Is it permissible to pick up your cell phone within your house and move it around for the purpose of having the time displayed elsewhere? 3) Is it ...
From http://vbm-torah.org/archive/halak64/23shabbat%20candles.doc Can one fulfill one's obligation to light using electric lights? This issue hinges on whether the original takana limited lighting to a specific list of wicks and fuel. From the mishna in Shabbat 20b, one might get that impression. Many poskim, however, did not seem to see this as a ...
From Torah.org I glean that: Teshuvos Beis Yitzchak Yorah Daiya 120; Machaze Avraham 41; Melamed Leho'il 47; Harav Y.Y. Henkin (Eidus l'Yisrael, pg. 122) hold that it is permissible to use electricity for Shabbos candles and the proper blessing may be recited. Teshuvos Levushei Mordechai Orach Chaim 3:59; Maharshag 2:107; Pekudas Elazer 22; Tchebiner ...
If you don't need the light then it's permissible, because it's a psik reisha d'lo nicha le
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