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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Did Rav Hai Gaon pray maariv twice on Friday night when the tsibbur prayed before tseit hakokhavim?

According to most early decisors, the evening shema should be said after tseit hakokhavim (see mishna Berakhot 1:1 and its gemara), and the rishonim debate how to deal with a tsibbur that is praying ...
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Blech using a griddle

Is it permissible to perform shehiya using a griddle as a blech on Shabbos, where one uses the griddle regularly during the week to cook on - adjusting the flame all the time during its regular use?
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Halachically-compliant Shabbos warmers?

I understand that it halachically permissible on Shabbos to place dry, already cooked food (such as leftovers from the fridge) on a warming tray so that it will get warm. However, there are several ...
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Can one carry a pocket knife on shabbos?

If one is used to carrying a pocket knife during the week, is it ok to carry one on shabbat? For some more background, assume it is a spring-assisted or "button knife" but not generally ...
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Why we start to say Barchi Nafshi only from Bereshit Sidra?

The Ashkenazim Minhag is to say Pirkei Avot all along the summer and Barchi Nafshi after Shabat Mincha in winter. Usually the only gaps are Shabat Tshuva and Shabat Hagadol, when there is used to be ...
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fogging up glasses on shabbos

Is there a problem of nolad while blowing on your glasses to clean them, the air you 'huh' onto your glasses condenses to a fog, which לכאורה should be no different than freezing water which is also ...
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Tradition soup on shabbos

Are you allow to make (just put hot water) a Tradition soup (pre-made soup) on shabbos? Is it considered cooking? And why
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Setting up a scraping function to run on Shabbos [duplicate]

What halachic (if any) considerations are there if one has a function that is scraping a website and then populating a database with the data running over Shabbos? It will finish on Shabbos and when ...
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Leniency for depression on Shabbat?

The Talmud says: "הַמְכַבֶּה אֶת הַנֵּר מִפְּנֵי שֶׁהוּא מִתְיָרֵא מִפְּנֵי גּוֹיִם וּמִפְּנֵי לִיסְטִים, מִפְּנֵי רוּחַ רָעָה, מִפְּנֵי הַחוֹלֶה שֶׁיִּישַׁן — פָּטוּר." "One who ...
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Why do we say LeDavid Mizmor while returning the Torah at Mincha on Shabbat?

When returning the Torah to the Torah ark on Shabbat morning, our custom is to say Mizmor Ledavid (Ashkenaz, Nosah Sfard). On a regular day and on Yom Tov that is not Shabbat, we say LeDavid Mizmor. ...
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Using Chemical Heat for Food on Shabbos

What do Poskim say regarding using chemical cooking technology on Shabbos where a combination of iron, magnesium and salt with water can heat up food?
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Why are ALL Tehillim permitted to be read on Shabbat?

I’m curious why it is permitted to read/recite Tehillim “carte blanche” on Shabbat. By that I mean, why are ALL of the Tehillim acceptable? As we know, on Shabbat we are not to pray for our needs, for ...
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Which parts of Meschta Shabbos have a connection to Hilchos Shabbos in Shulchan Aruch

I'm interested in learning Meschta Shabbos אליבא דהילכתא with Shulchan Aruch. I would like to know how many pages in the meschta are relevant to Hilchos Shabbos in Shulchan Aruch. It doesn't need to ...
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Pesukim for Hilchos Shabbos

I'm looking for a list of all the pesukim relevant to learning Hilchos Shabbos. This would preferably include pesukim in Nach. The more thorough the better. It could be either in a well-known sefer ...
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Is preparing for Shabbat a Mitzvah?

Is doing general housework (cleaning, dusting) unrelated to Shabbat, but in honor of Shabbat, a mitzvah? What I mean is: there are certain things that we must do for shabbos like cook and get dressed, ...
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Benefiting from a non-Jew's labor on Shabbat

I understand that if a non-Jew performs labor on Shabbes for a Jew, the Jew cannot benefit from that labor - but what if it was performed for a group of people, only one/some of whom are Jewish? For ...
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Was the altar and the lampstand kept lit during Sabbath? [closed]

Was the fire kept burning or was it put out during Sabbath? https://biblehub.com/interlinear/exodus/35-3.htm
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Learning about Muktzeh

I am looking for online sources that explain the general laws of Muktzeh in a simple and easy manner. This doesn’t need to be in-depth, as that wouldn’t be simplified, but just an article, video, or ...
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Early Shabbos Amira lakum

If a Jew made early Shabbos, I see the mechaber in OC 263:17 says that one may ask a Jew to do melacha for him (assuming he did not accept Shabbos yet). Would the same hold true of asking a non-Jew to ...
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Immersion for men: pool vs. mikvah

For men wishing to immerse ion Erev Shabbos, is there a benefit to going to a Mikvah that was made for purposes of tevilah, vs. using a standard pool?
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Why can't a person who's in his year of aveilus be a shaliach tzibbur on shabbos or yom tov?

Why shouldn't a person in their year of avelus be a shaliach tzibbur on shabbos or yom tov or yomim noraim?
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Amen in Birchat Hachodesh

In the Birchat Hachodesh recited on the Shabbat before a Rosh Chodesh, in the final paragraph, there are a series of (what seem to be) requests for the upcoming month. I have seen in various ...
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Melacha explicitly in the Chumash

How many, and which, melachot of shabbos are explicitly mentioned in the Chumash? For example, I know the Chumash mentions not making a fire; is this the only example of such or are there more which ...
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Must one arrange to have warm food on Shabbos day while traveling?

There is a mitzvah, or at least a strong minhag, to eat warm food at one's Shabbos day meal. What about when traveling? Must one arrange to always have warm food on Shabbos while traveling, or is this ...
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When is the earliest time one could read the haftarah on Shabbat?

I was thinking about the seven weeks of consolation and how we read the seven prophecies of Yeshaya. So, naturally I wondered if it were possible to read the haftarah portion seven hours into Shabbat (...
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Is it permissible to peel open a contact lens blister on Shabbos? Does wearing the contact as a bandage to shield the cornea change the rule?

Soft Contact Lenses are a polymer lenses that are worn on the surface of the eye as alternative to prescription glasses and less commonly as a bandage (protect the surface of the eye, the "cornea&...
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If one steps on an insect on Shabbos and the insect is then mutilated to the point that it will surely die, then is one allowed to kill it?

If one steps on a cockroach on Shabbos and the cockroach is then mutilated to the point that it will surely die, is one then allowed to kill it? Is it allowed to kill the cockroach because essentially ...
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Invalidation of Eruv

Could a Eruv become invalid if the majority of Jews are Mechallel Shabbos(desecrating the Shabbos)while using it e.g. driving a car in the boundaries of the Eruv, carrying and using mobile phones etc?
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Wearing clothes that promote ones business on Shabbos

With many shuls (at least in the UK) still requiring their congregants to wear masks, I have noticed that there have been many people who as part of their business now wear personalised masks, which ...
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Why are gentiles forbidden from keeping Shabbat if Adam and Even are considered to have lit the first Havdalah candles?

Judaism forbids gentiles from keeping Shabbat. It's one of the activities which is unique to Jews and their relationship to Hashem. To contrast this, we have the Noahide laws which were given to the ...
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Are there any articles, texts, or resources available discussing the Beta Israelite text of "Te'ezaza Sanbat"?

Shalom Uvracah. I was doing research into how The Beta Israel Community observed/respected the Shabbat before immigrating to Israel through Operations Moshe and Shlomo. I came across a text called ...
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Do some Sephardi women accept Shabbat at Kiddush rather than with the lighting of the candles?

I heard that some Sephardi women accept Shabbat at Shabbat Kiddush rather than with the lighting of the Shabbat candles. Is this true and if so where is the source for this?
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What is the difference between simcha and oneg?

The Mishna Berura (529:16) notes there is a difference between "simcha" and "oneg" regarding Chol HaMoed and Yom Tov, but doesn't seem to elaborate. I always assumed they were ...
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Is making קידוש Shabbos on schnapps לכתחילה?

Is making קידוש on schnapps Shabbos, לכתחילה?
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Bosis when the Davar Hater was left there accidentally

If one intentionally left a rock on a table and accidentally left a bag of chips on the table as well, would the table be Mutar to move? If he forgot the rock on the table obviously it would be Mutar ...
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Would someone please characterize Shabbat Shirah

I am fairly unfamiliar with Judaism and I happened upon a special Sabbath that I had not seen before. It occurs in late January or early February and is known as Shabbat Shirah. I would appreciate it ...
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Fiddler on The Roof -- Sabbath Prayer -- Authenticity, History, Story behind it

In the movie Fiddler on The Roof, I cry when I see this part of the film, because God is so real to me, and because I long for my fathers blessing, but he is no longer on the earth. I am jealous of ...
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Making Chameitz Hefker on Shabbat

This year, because Erev Pesach is on Shabbat, the completion of the burning (done on Friday, after a search on Thursday night), is the second (slightly expanded) recitation of the Kol Chamira on ...
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When is leniency allowed in treating sick people on Shabbat or Yom Tov?

Fourteen Israeli Sephardic rabbis have ruled that video-seders are acceptable during a pandemic. They based their ruling on the fact that halacha allows treating sick people on Shabbat even if their ...
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How do I talk to my parents on shabbos

My parents are not shomer Shabbat and spend all day watching tv or playing on their phones. How can I talk to them while observing Shabbat? What should I do if I’m the only person in my house ...
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How do I resist the urge to use my phone on Shabbat, and have fun?

I get bored on shabbat and have a hard time staying away from my phone do you have any advice for fun things to do on Shabbat?
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Shabbat Erev Pesach - Piyyutim for Shabbat HaGadol

Ashkenazi custom is (was?) to recite piyyutim during shacharit of shabbat hagadol (the shabbat before pesach). As part of the kerovot, the piyyut elo-hei haruchot lechol basar is recited, containing a ...
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When is shabbos observed in the heavenly spheres? Israel time?

It says in the Zohar, volume 2, 135a-b that during shabbos "...Malchut is united within the mystery of Oneness so that the supernal mystery of Oneness may rest upon her. [This takes place during] ...
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Why aren't Shabbat Lamps Muktzeh?

I have been trying to research why kosher lamps/shabbat lamps aren't considered muktzeh. I've read the rabbinic approval that comes with the lamp as well as any teshuvot I can find on the topic, but I ...
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What does G-d do on Shabbat?

Shabbat is a day of rest, but are there any commentaries that tell us what G-d is doing on this day? Does He also rest or is He involved in certain activities, duties, tasks, work?
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Should one eat matzah balls for seudah shelishit on Shabbat Erev Pesach?

When Erev Pesach falls on shabbat, one cannot eat chametz or matzah in the afternoon. What should one eat for seudah shelishit? (I am aware that Magen Avraham 444:1 suggests also eating seudah ...
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Melting Chocolate bombs on Shabbos?

Is there an issur to melt hot chocolate bombs on Shabbos? Is it nolad?
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Source for Impurity of an Uncovered Shabbos Table

The Aruch Hashulchan OC (262:2) writes all the tables in one's home should be covered for Shabbos, and not doing so is a tremendous degradation to Shabbos: כל השלחנות שבבית יהיו מוצעים במפות והמפות ...
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Laundered Pajamas for Shabbos?

The Ohr L'Tzion (2:16:2) writes based on the Shulchan Aruch OC (242:1) that a person should wear clean clothes on Shabbos if the garment directly touches the body and becomes sweaty, but outerwear ...
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Why does Nedarim 37b contradict Shabbat 86a?

Why does Nedarim 37b contradict Shabbat 86a? In Nedarim 37b, Children should not read a Torah passage [for the first time] on Shabbat : Rather, with regard to Shabbat, this is the reason that children ...

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