Questions tagged [shabbat]

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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Taping the Light on a Freezer

For people who don't use electricity on Shabbos, what do you do with the freezer light? With the fridge, it's easier because I can just tape the notch that controls the light, but with the freezer, it'...
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Is not protesting tantamount to intentionally doing something — ramifications

If a Jew sees another Jew about to do an aveira (chas veshalom), and knows that if he speaks in a certain way to protest the action, the other Jew might listen to him, but doesn't do so, is he liable ...
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Benefitting from melacha after shabbos [duplicate]

If someone purposefully shut a door to a fridge on shabbos with the light still on, is that person allowed to benefit from the food that may have gone bad, had the door remained open throughout ...
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Could you operate and live on a modern sail boat on shabbos?

I was just wondering is there are any issues with using all the rigging and sails and steering of a modern sailboat on shabbos? Also, would there be any other issues with living on a modern boat on ...
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Death penalty for Shabbos violation, how can it be?

How does beis din ever put anyone to death over a Shabbat violation, what is stopping the defendant from simply saying “it was a melacha she’aino trizcha legufo” or “it was a Davar sheino miskaven” ...
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Pushing a buggy on grass on Shabbos

When and how is person chayav on shabbos for ploughing. For example is a woman with a buggy allowed to push it on the grass, or can she not. The problem for ploughing is that you need to have a intent ...
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What is Shabbat Treat and what is its Hebrew equivalent? [closed]

I found Jewish people use the phrase "Shabbat Treat". What does it mean and what is the origin of this phrase. Does it have any connection to Torte cake? What is the Hebrew word/s equivalent ...
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Why specifically a fig on shabbos?

Why is a dried fig specifically the quantity one must carry to be liable on Shabbos? I would have thought the size of something functional - an olive, egg, or even a barley corn - would be the ...
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Why is וַיְהִי בִּנְסעַ the minimum Sefer Torah size?

The gemara in shabbos with regards to saving scrolls says that the scrolls has to 85 letters, the gemara says it has to be the same as וַיְהִי בִּנְסעַ if it has 85 letter you can save it. Why ...
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Can I text a non-observant Jew when it is still Shabbos for them? [duplicate]

Can I text a non-observant Jew living in a different time zone, when it is still Shabbos for them? I know there is a high likelihood he will read the text on Shabbos and reply - is there any halachic ...
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On Shabbos, if someone asks you who you are going to vote for for President, are you allowed to say?

On Shabbos, if someone asks you who you are going to vote for for President, are you allowed to say? Or would this be forbidden because it is talking about doing something after Shabbos which you are ...
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Should we prevent a chumra in the laws of Shabbos that exceeds the normal understanding?

The halacha is that generally a keli shelishi does not cause bishul. The Chazon Ish says that a keli shelishi (or revii) above yad soledes bo does cook those things that are kalei habishul. A ...
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Israeli on Shabbat-second day Yom Tov fulfilling locals' obligation

I'm having a hard time constructing this hypothetical so I apologize if it feels forced or if the underlying halachic question could be generated more gracefully. If an Israeli woman is being housed ...
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Magnetic Word Games On Shabbos

Is a magnetic version of scrabble permitted to be played on shabbos? Generally, Scrabble is not considered writing (although there may be other problems if you usually write while playing) but ...
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Why is Shabbos called shabbos bereishis?

I have found in multiple sources that Rishonim refer to Shabbos as shabbos bereishis, and it is clear from context that they are referring to the weekly Shabbos as opposed to Shabbos of Creation. For ...
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Can I receive paid holiday from employer on Shabbat, even though I have not actually worked?

Is there a contraindication to receiving holiday pay on Shabbat, where I have booked it off so as not to work Shabbat ?
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Can one volunteer to be put in a situation which will require breaking shabbos?

I know that pikuach nefesh, saving a life, can push off Shabbat (which I understand to mean, can excuse breaking rules on Shabbat). If I am one of a group of Jews who could do the life saving, should ...
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Warm food on Shabbat day during Mishnaic and Talmudic times

In looking over the laws for keeping food warm over Shabbat, I began to wonder how things practically played out during the times of the Mishna and Talmud. Given that an oven could only be used if the ...
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At what point in Shabbat morning prayers can one stop and make kiddush?

Would any point after the Shacharit amidah, and before the very end of Mussaf with aleinu, be inappropriate for kiddush Shabbat morning? Would one be allowed to make kiddush before alenu or the ending ...
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Musaf for Rosh Hodesh Shabbat

Something that has puzzled me for decades, and I'm reminded of it during holidays and rosh hodesh-shabbat: Why (except for the first line) is the beginning rubric for the mussaf's "sanctification of ...
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Why is the use of indoor plumbing allowed on shabbos? [duplicate]

Use of indoor plumbing on shabbos involves moving water or waste from/to public and private domains, which could involve a biblical prohibition of hotzoa. Why is this allowed on shabbos?
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How long does it take for a Reshus HaRabbim to lose its status?

If a street typically had 600,000 people travelling on that every day and then for a time period that number dropped, how long would it take for that to make the street no longer a Reshus Harabbim? ...
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Wearing a mask on Shabbos

Any sources or psaks about wearing a protective mask outdoors on Shabbos? Is it allowed where there is no eruv?
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Pouring wine into a pagum/used cup in order to reuse the wine inside

I heard that after drinking from the kiddish cup, in order to reuse the wine left over which is pagum, we pour some wine into the cup from the bottle it before pouring the wine in the cup back into ...
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Source permitting removing sticky adhesive backing from clothing on Shabbat?

Is there an issue with removing on Shabbos something sticky from fabric, for example, a feminine napkin from underwear, or a sticker from a sweater, if it tears off some fabric along with it? I heard ...
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What is the Torah Reading for the Afternoon of Shabbat Chol Hamoed?

When Shabbat occurs on Chol Hamoed of either Sukkot or Passover, the Torah verses Exodus 33:12–34:26 are read in the morning, but what verses are read at the Minchah service in the afternoon?
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Shabbat Hi Milizok: How to pray for sick on Shabbat?

Rabbi Rabbinavitch Rabbi of the Western Wall and Holy Places has been suggesting in his weekly Dvar Torah that people praying at home because of the Corona virus epidemic should add to the prayers on ...
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How do we do Shabbat Hagadol Drasha at home

Because of the Corona virus synagogues are closed this week Tzav 5780 which is Shabbat Hagadol, we will not be able to fulfill the custom of a Shabbat Hagadol Drasha (sermon) according to the usual ...
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Loss of smell - Borei Menei B’Samim [closed]

One of the symptoms of COVID-19 is the loss of smell. Is one still Yotzei their father bracha of Borei Menei B’Samim even if they cannot smell the B’samim?
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The Torah warns us twelve times about observing the Shabbos

Rabbi Abraham Danzig writes: והזהירה התורה על שמירת השבת י"ב פעמים, The Torah warns us twelve times about observing the Shabbos. (Chayei Adam, Shabbat and Festivals 1:1) Does anyone happen to ...
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What parts of the Shabbat shacharit and musaf are omitted when davening without a minyan? [duplicate]

As I write this, many Jews around the world have just concluded their second consecutive Shabbat since the COVID-19 outbreak led to the temporary closures of synagogues. Now that so many of us are ...
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Shabbat in Quarantine

Israel is currently (March 20th, 2020) under lockdown, shuls are closed, and most people will not pray in a minyan or hear the Torah read. I've seen recent psakim about shutting down shuls, but are ...
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Skip Tachanun on the Sunday of Purim Meshulash?

In a situation when Shushan Purim falls out on Shabbat, walled cities (which can't celebrate Purim on Shabbat) read the Megillah and give Matanot Le’Evyonim on Friday, while on Sunday they have their ...
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Attendance for Minyan on School Shabbaton

A Jewish day school takes attendance for tefillah on a shabbaton by putting every students’ name on a note card, and then when that person comes to tefillah, their name is taken out of the pile and ...
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Shabbos Candles

What do the sources say about this situation: A male on his own wants to go to shul on Friday night. There are two parts to the question. 1) What is the earliest time at which he can light his ...
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Does anyone know of a place on the web I can find Kabbalat Shabbat sung from the people in a synagogue (preferably Ashkenazi)? [closed]

Here is a perfect example of authentic singing, this is what I'm looking for but for Kabbalat Shabbat. The problem for me is when people solo Tehillim they make their own version and that is not what ...
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Swallowing, carrying, and regurgitating objects in the stomach without an Eruv

In a sickening scenario, but out of pure Halachic speculation, can one swallow toy cars (or anything not Muktzeh), walk to a neighbor's house without an Eruv on Shabbos, and then regurgitate the toy ...
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How do references to eternity in Torah square with the finite life of the sun?

How is one to read אות היא לעולם, נר תמיד and שומר ישראל לעד knowing that the sun will not endure? Torah is written in human language. Is "for ever" confined to human measures, and in fact then, ...
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Microphones on Shabbat

What is the Halacha re LISTENING to someone speaking in a microphone on Shabbat. For example if I walk into a room and someone is lecturing/speaking on a microphone an I permitted to listen
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Carrying inside a body without an Eruv

At what point are bodily fluids not considered part of a person and therefore become subject to the restrictions of carrying on Shabbos? For example, if a doctor requires a urine sample on Shabbos, ...
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What stone prevents miscarriage?

The Shulchan Aruch OC (303:24) writes: יוצאה באבן תקומה [פי' הערוך אבן ידועה שכשהיא על אשה לא תפיל] - women are allowed to walk outside on shabbos with an even tekuma used to prevent ...
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May one tell a Gentile to drive his car immediately before Shabbat?

During a recent Shulchan Aruch lesson, I learned that one may not tell a Gentile tailor immediately before Shabbat to fix a suit that he will need immediately after Shabbat, as this is clear that he ...
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Permitted to detach grape juice bottle from plastic thing on Shabbos

Kedem grape juice sometimes comes in a pack of 2 large bottles that are connected by a plastic thing. Would it be permitted on Shabbos to detach one bottle from the plastic thing? Here is a picture....
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Drinking from a water fountain without an Eruv on Shabbos

Assuming a water fountain is unplugged, non-electric, or somehow operational without any Melachos involved (or one is swallowing rain drops), would one have any problem consuming food or liquid from ...
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Wearing a candy-bracelet tied using red string outside an Eruv on Shabbos

What are the Halachic ramifications of wearing a Western Wall red string (which people consider clothing) which has candies tied to it (like a candy-bracelet) on Shabbos outside an Eruv? Is it ...
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Bar Mitzvah on Yom Tov

In most situations a boy becomes a Bar Mitzvah and there are certain practices to mark that occasion which take place on the upcoming Shabbos. Those may include some or all of the following: getting ...
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Need help identifying Zemirot from audio (very simple to anyone with good hebrew)

I'm currently on teshuva path and right now I'm trying to learn some zemirot for shabbat table. Would anyone please help me identify the first one on this youtube video? https://www.youtube.com/watch?...
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Lock pick on shabbos

Is it permissible to use a lock pick on shabbos? Obviously an electronic one would be prohibited. what are the possible prohibitions?
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Cutting the Chalah diagonal slices

Is there a special reason why people cut the Chalah on Shabbos in diagonal slices
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Working from morning until afternoon on Friday before Shabbath starts [closed]

Disclaimer: To my own surprise the Q&A field didn't wield any sufficient results (or I used bad/inappropriate keywords). If you link me to a page where this question got already answered and dealt ...

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