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The seventh day of the week and a day of rest. Also use this tag for questions that apply equally to Yom Tov and Shabbat.

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Brushing a Pet on Shabbos

May one brush a dog or other furred pet on Shabbos? When brushing, a toothed comb — made for the purpose of brushing — is used to extract loose/shedding hairs from underneath the top layer of fur, in ...
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Tying shoes on Shabbat if you don’t plan to untie them in a day

According to Halacha, is it permissible for you to tie shoes on Shabbat if you don’t plan on untying them within a day? Or no, is it prohibited and you are obligated to untie them within 24 hours?
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If a women forgot Ya'ale Ve'yavo in Mincha, does she have to daven again? [duplicate]

Per שו”ע או”ח סימן קפ”ח סעיף ח if one forgets יעלה ויבוא in bentching on Rosh Chodesh one is not obligated to bentch again, because one is not obligated to eat bread. On the other hand, on Friday ...
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Hiddur mitzvah for Lechem Mishneh

Is there any chiyuv in Halacha for hiddur mitzvah regarding Lechem Mishneh, or no? And if so, is the mitzvah of beautification an obligation for the bread itself (making it beautiful by braiding it) ...
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Running on Shabbat when it is raining

The Tur in סימן ש"א writes: כתיב אם תשיב משבת רגליך ודרשו חז"ל שלא יהא הילוכך של שבת כהילוכך של חול ע"כ אין לו לאדם לרוץ בשבת כדרך שעושה בחול אבל אם רץ לדבר מצוה כגון לבהכ"נ ...
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What is the disagreement between Rebbi Shimon and Rebbi Yehudah regarding muktzah on shabbos vs yomtov?

What is the disagreement between Rebbi Shimon and Rebbi Yehudah regarding Muktzah on Shabbos versus Yom Tov? Additionally, where in the Gemara can I find this?
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Opening glass bottles on Shabbat [duplicate]

There is a machloket amongst the Poskim whether there is an issur committed when you open plastic bottles which need to be screwed to be removed on Shabbat. Is there a different din in Halacha in ...
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Does anyone know of any sources on the evolution of the three p'sukim added onto the end of Aanim Zmiros (Shir Hakavod)?

Looking for how, when and why these 3 verses were added. I have no sources for this and find the question intriguing. The additional three verses are [image is from Authorised Daily Prayer Book 2nd ...
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Old wine for Kiddush!

People go in search for the best a.k.a. oldest wine for Shabbat but is there any halachic basis for it? Other than Oneg Shabbat? In other words, is there any halachic source for using wine that is ...
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When was the first Shabbas observed? [closed]

When did God introduce the concept of resting on the seventh day? Specifically , did the Avos know about it ?
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Beit Shammai and the Shabbos-Lulav gezeira

אֵין מוֹצִיאִין לֹא אֶת הַקָּטָן וְלֹא אֶת הַלּוּלָב וְלֹא אֶת סֵפֶר תּוֹרָה לִרְשׁוּת הָרַבִּים. וּבֵית הִלֵּל מַתִּירִין: Beit Shammai say: One may carry out on a Festival neither a minor child, nor ...
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How is Tehilim Teach about The fear of G-d?

BH Hi I read in Meam Loez correct me if I am wrong, that Rebbe would say that Psalms teaches about fear of G-d. How does it teach this specifically? & Is he talking about the pshat of Tehilim or ...
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When can we call a holiday "Shabbat"?

In talking about Pessaḥ, the Torah says that Shavuot begins seven complete weeks from “the day after Shabbat”. [Leviticus 23:15-16] Which Shabbat? Unspecified. The Sadducees said it’s the Shabbat ...
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Is wearing a Fanny pack considered carrying

According to Halacha, is wearing a fanny pack considered carrying or no? So on Shabbat would it be permitted according to Halacha for a Jew to wear a Fanny pack between different domains or no? Is the ...
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Practical Garuf?

I am writing an article about Garuf and Katum. According to Chazal, one can perform Garuf, which most Rishonim interpret as removing most of the coals from the fire before Shabbos. This practice was ...
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Opening champagne on Shabbat - untwisting the metal

Somewhat related to this question. (Open bottles shabbos) In order to open champagne bottles one first has to untwist the metal tie. "Everybody" seems to open champagne on Shabbat - and the ...
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What are some good modern-era books on Hilchos Shabbos in Hebrew?

Looking for something late 20th Century or later: Shmiras Shabbos Kehilchasa Kitzur Hilchos Shabbos Others? (What did R' Shimon Eider write?) How do the above compare? Others you'd suggest? This is ...
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A blessing on an incomplete Mishnah bread on Shabbat

Is it permissible to make a blessing on Shabbat on an incomplete loaf of bread? And in the event that it looks outwardly complete but is actually incomplete, is it allowed? For example, the Challah ...
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Vocalization of תצפה in נשמת כל-חי

In various siddurim I have seen the word תצפה—near the end of the Nishmat prayer of Shabbat and Yom Tov—vocalized as either תְצַפּה or תִצְפּה. Which is correct in this context? (Thanks to Joel K for ...
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Should an Orthodox Jew give up on their dreams if their dream job involve the possibility of having to work on Shabbat?

If Judaism is a religion about living a fulfilling and meaningful life, then is following your dreams a Jewish value when it may conflict with Shabbat? For example, if someone’s dream is to be an ...
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If a Jew accepts Shabbat early, is something new which came into existence then nolad

According to Halacha, if a Jew accepts Shabbat early, is something new which comes into existence then (when it is still before when Shabbat would naturally start) considered nolad? Or no, since it ...
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Why is Psukei Dezimra in Yom Tov the same as Shabbat?

Why is Psukei Dezimra in Yom Tov the same as Shabbat? Why isn't there a difference in the Psalms (Nusach Sfard, Ashkenazi)? Some of the additional Psalms, in comparison to Yom Chol, include ...
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Wedge in between toes on shabbos

One of the common ways to treat an ingrown toenail is to place a small rubber or plastic wedge in between the toe that is infected and the next toe to give it space and not apply pressure on the ...
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Is there any reason to have lechem mishnah when eating cake?

I heard that there's an inyan to have lechem mishnah even when eating cake. Does anyone know of a source for this?
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May Jews play Chinese checkers on Shabbat

According to Halacha, May Jews play Chinese checkers on Shabbat or no? Does it violate any issur like muktzeh or something else?
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Birkat kohanim on Shabbat in South Africa

A South African acquaintance of mine told me that in (the Ashkenazi communities in) South Africa, the custom is not to do birkat kohanim on Shabbat, even when Yom Tov falls on Shabbat. He said that ...
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Does Shabbat starts at what for the rest of the world is 12 PM on Friday?

In Genesis 1:5 it reads: God called the light Day and called the darkness Night. And there was evening and there was morning, a first day Does evening (the english translation of the word "erev&...
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What are volumes 3 and 4 of _Shemirath Shabbath_ about?

Shemirath Shabbath is the English translation of a work by Rabbi Yehoshua Neuwirth. The books explain how to keep Shabbat. They also explain the halacha regarding modern conveniences such as fridges ...
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Is it permissible to pet a household cat or dog on Shabbat? [duplicate]

Is the owner of a household cat or dog permitted to pet his animal on Shabbat?
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"One who does not waste time, has time for everything" - learning on Shabbos

The Chida, in his Moreh BeEtzba (153) writes basically that on Shabbos, ones occupation should solely be Limud HaTorah. He says, כי לא נתנו שבתות וי״ט אלא ללמוד תורה. ומי שאינו מאבד הזמן יש עת לכל ...
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Must one remove one's chewing gum at shkia of Shabbat day?

Halacha requires not eating after shkia (sunset) on Shabbat day, in order to prevent one from missing havdala (SA OC 299:1 - exception being if one has washed before shkia, one may continue one's meal,...
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Is there an issur of Tzad (trapping) when returning a pet hamster to its cage on Shabbos?

Putting the issue of muktzah aside, the question is- do poskim discuss whether or not a pet hamster is already considered trapped? The baseline halacha is that a "domesticated" animal is ...
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Looking for online Yerushalmi Trope trainer

Need a slow speed audio with large Hebrew font to learn to lead Shabbat Shacharit and The Musaf Amidah for Shabbat in the Yerushalmi trope.
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Are Jews permitted to play jacks on Shabbat

According to Halacha is it permitted for Jews to play jacks on Shabbat? Or no, would it involve any issur like muktzeh or anything else? Does it depend on if it’s a minor chinuch age or an adult?
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Where did the Chofetz Chaim mention a segula for Refuah in connection with Shabbos

Read in a pamphlet that the Chofetz Chaim says a segula for Refuah is to have challos and wine on table by daybreak Friday where is the source
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Is a bird muktzeh on Shabbat

According to Halacha, is a bird which is owned by you as a pet muktzeh on Shabbat? Or no, is it not muktzeh and has a different din to land animals? If muktzeh, what type?
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May Jews attach or detach cup handles on Shabbat

According to Halacha is it permitted for Jews to attach or detach detachable cup handles on Shabbat or no? Would it fall into any prohibited melacha or something else?
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Do the 4 Shabbatot between Adar and Pesach bear a particular name?

I came across this question because I thought that in addition of Shabbat Hagadol, Shabbat Shuva (or Teshuva) and Shabbat Mevarchim, the Shabbatot between Purim and Pesach also bear a particular name ...
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Switching from בוֹ to בָהּ in Shabbat blessing

During Shabbat, it is a common Ashkenazi practice to say three different versions of the Retzei blessing – vah, vo and vam (Magein Avraham to Orach Chayim 268:3 citing Sheyarei Keneset haGedolah). But ...
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Aerating wine on shabbos

Is it permissible to use an aerator (non battery operated) on shabbos? What about a decanter?
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Was there a group of Jews who would fast on Shabbat?

I heard from a friend with Russian Jewish ancestry that her ancestors used to fast for the rest of Shabbat after Shabbat dinner. All the research I’ve done has yielded what I already knew that Jews ...
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Latest time to eat the first Shabbat meal

What does the Halacha specify about the latest permissible time to eat the first Shabbat Seudat? Can it be eaten past midnight or no?
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Is collected rainwater on Shabbat nolad

According to Halacha, is rainwater collected on Shabbat nolad, and therefor muktzeh or no? On the one hand, it is something new which was collected, on the other hand it’s not “created” just changing ...
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Shvus and oneg Shabbos: instruments and dancing

Introduction: Understanding shvus and oneg Shabbos Playing instruments/ clapping, dancing and banging The mishna (Beitza 36b) says one can’t play an instrument lest he come to fix it. Nor can he clap ...
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Are glasses muktzeh on shabbat for Jews who can see

According to the Halacha, are glasses muktzeh on Shabbat for Jews who can see fine without them? Or no, are they not muktzeh and may they be moved on Shabbat?
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Hearing Aids During Shabbat- Sleeping

It seems to be accepted that a hearing aid should be turned on before Shabbat. Out of curiosity, how do people practically manage having their hearing aids left on when they are sleeping in a ...
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Is rotten food mutzkeh on Shabbat or can it be removed

According to Halacha is rotten food considered muktzeh on Shabbat? Is there any heter for throwing out rotten food on Shabbat for smell or other inconveniences?
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חצי לה׳, חצי לך [closed]

If all Torah learning is for ourselves, and, when we do Hashem’s will, our will becomes His will, then how can we say YomTov is: חצי לה׳, חצי לכם (See Beitzah 15b), it’s either כולם לה׳ or כולם לכם, ...
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Is it permissible to reheat rice on Shabbat

According to Halacha is it permissible to reheat already cooked rice on Shabbat? Would it depend on if it is reheated in a kli sheini or a kli rishon or would that not make a difference either way?
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May Jews apply hand sanitizer on Shabbat

In halacha, is there anything issur/prohibited for Jews to apply hand sanitizer on Shabbat? Or no, is it Muttar/permitted and not an issue of smearing?
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