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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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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Issues involved in keeping a keli shelishi warm on top of the Shabbos kettle?

Tosfos Shabbos 40b D.H. ושמע מינה כלי שני אינו מבשל points out that a keli sheni will not allow cooking because אין דופנותיו חמין והולך ומתקרר its walls are not hot and so it will cool off. Bearing ...
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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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Is there a rule that says that if something is muktzeh e.g. a TV remote, but is on your chair when you need to sit down, then you can move it?

Is there a rule that says that if something is muktzeh e.g. a television remote control, but is on your chair when you need to sit down, then you are allowed to move it? It's unintuitive, because ...
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Shmiras Shabbos K'Hilchasa

The newer edition of Shmiras Shabbos K'Hilchasa seems to contain both volumes of the older edition. However, it says Chelek Aleph on it. Is there a Chelek Beis and/or whats meant to be in it?
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We don't read “kisvei kodesh” on Shabbos?

The Sefer HaMatamim (Shabbos 1) explains the reason we say Migdol instead of Magdil in bentching is because מגדיל היא בכתובים בתהלים ואין קורין בכתבי הקודש בשבת - Magdil is part of Kesuvim in ...
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Can a Kli Sheini be built onto a Kli Rishon?

If I want to use use hot water from my coffee urn on Shabbat (as I understand it, the urn is a kli rishon) to make instant coffee, I pour it into a separate cup and pour from there into the cup that I ...
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Why are you allowed to use a tap on Shabbos? [duplicate]

This might be a stupid question, but I would still like an answer... When we use a tap, aren't we shlepping water from the resevoir (a carmelis) into our homes (a reshus hayachid)? It would seem to be ...
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Putting a raw piece of meat in pot on Erev Shabbos

Orach Chaim Siman 253 Seif 1 talks about in which situation are you allowed to keep food on a fire on shabbos and in the middle of the seif it says, ואם נתן בה חתיכה חיה מותר כאלו היתה כולה חיה דע&...
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When are exceptions to rulings warranted?

The Gemara says: Rav Yehuda permitted applying blue eye shadow to the eye on Shabbat. Rav Shmuel bar Yehuda said: One who follows Yehuda desecrates Shabbat. Ultimately, Rav Shmuel bar Yehuda himself ...
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Why was the Shabbat goy ever permitted?

The Code of Jewish Law specifically allows using a Shabbat goy when it comes to heating a house in extremely cold weather, because it may be a matter of life or death, in which case most commandments ...
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Leaving a phone perpetually on on the Sabbath

I have never been sufficiently religious to understand everything on this site without help from friends or family, but a question was asked by a non-Jewish friend that I was unable to answer, so I'm ...
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Why is there room to allow for riding a bike on Shabbat, but not playing a musical instrument?

As I understand prohibition of both is under the basis that it could lead to them being repaired. However there are poskim that consider riding a bike permissible. Why would it be okay to ride a bike ...
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Why isn't burning the limbs considered the melacha of cooking?

In Yevamos 33b, the gemarra is trying to figure out what part of the Temple service would constitute a Shabbos violation if a non-Kohen were to do it. The gemarra suggests throwing the animal limbs on ...
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When does the prohibition of Melacha start for men?

On Friday evening, does the start of shabbos, i.e., no longer the ability to perform melacha, begin at candle lighting (let's say 18 minutes pre-sunset as that's that standard minhag in America) or ...
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Mazikim on Shabbos?

To begin with, in Hilchos Shabbos Siman 267 the Shulchan Aruch mentions the change in the blessing of Hashkivanu that we don't say 'Shomer Amo Yisroel' because as the Mishna Berura points out Shabbos ...
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Chatam Sofer on Tenth of Tevet falling on the Shabbat

Abudarham argued that should we not use a calculated calendar and should Tenth of Tevet fall on the Shabbat, we would be required to fast instead of postponing it. He learns this from the common ...
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How can the festives related to reaping be held in Sabbath Year?

I was recently studying the law of Sabbath Year and I wonder how can the festives related to reaping be held in those years when it is forbidden to reap.
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Why do rabbinical fasts which start on Erev Shabbos still end at tzeis hakochavim if we are forbidden from fasting on Shabbos?

Why do rabbinical fasts(i.e. all fasts apart from Yom Kippur) which start on Erev Shabbos still end at tzeis hakochavim if we are forbidden from fasting on Shabbos?
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Probabilistic artificial intelligence on Shabbat

I have coded machine learning algorithms and have seen a number of posts about artificial intelligence such as Alexa or a system that monitors movement to turn on ventilation in rooms that are entered....
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Why doesn’t מזמור שיר ליום השבת mention Shabbos?

The song of the day for Shabbos is מזמור שיר ליום השבת. Yet it doesn’t seem to mention Shabbos at all! Why is this? Also, why does this Tehillim refer to a specific day of the week at all?
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Does a vegetable oil that is used for Shabbos lamps need a hechsher?

Does a vegetable oil that is used to light the Shabbos lamp need a hechsher? I am talking specifically about extra virgin olive oil and coconut oil.
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Does a melocho done after tzeis hakochavim but before havdoloh count as a melocho d'oraisa? [duplicate]

A person lights fire to cook after tzeis hakochavim but he has not made havdoloh yet or said ato chonantonu or boruch hamavdil. Would lighting fire in this case count as a melocho d'oraisa or d'...
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Is a baby born on Shabbos Muktza as Nolad?

Is a baby born on Shabbos Muktza as Nolad until the end of Shabbos? I mean, he is quite literally Nolad - born on Shabbos. I understand that anything that the baby needs would would obviously be Mutar ...
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Havdalah before the proper time [closed]

The Gemara Berachos 27b talks about making havdalah before the end of Shaabos: רַבִּי יֹאשִׁיָּה מְצַלֵּי שֶׁל מוֹצָאֵי שַׁבָּת בְּשַׁבָּת: אוֹמֵר הַבְדָּלָה עַל הַכּוֹס אוֹ אֵינוֹ אוֹמֵר הַבְדָּלָה ...
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May one transfer from one reshut hayachid to another?

It is forbidden to transfer on shabbat between a reshut hayachid and a reshut harabim, or 4 amot in a reshut harabim. Additionally, the Rabbinical law of eruv forbids transferring from houses into an ...
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Is a utensil used for chillul Shabbos considered non-kosher?

If a Jew cooks on Shabbos, the Shulchan Aruch OC (318:1) says המבשל בשבת [או שעשה א' משאר מלאכות] [טור] במזיד אסור לו לעולם ולאחרים מותר למ"ש מיד - One who cooks food on Shabbos [or performs any ...
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How to observe Shabbat on Mars

Inspired by this question. The Martian day is 24 hours, 37 minutes long. After approximately 39 Martian days, 40 days have passed on Earth. As a Martian colonist, should I rest every seventh Martian ...
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Hoshanos on Shabbos

Do congregations say "hoshana" before and after every phrase in the hoshana said on Shabbos, just as they do on weekdays?
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Why do we need to state 2 reasons not to cry out?

During the mi shebeirach for cholim we insert the reason that we temper our cries. On Shabbat, we say "shabbat hi miliz'ok" (the Shabbat forbids us from crying out) and on Yom Tov, we say &...
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May you use an electric baby swing in Shabbos?

Is it allowed on Shabbos to place a baby in and out from a battery operated swing that is designed to swing itself. Of course the switch is turned on before Shabbas. Maybe it’s the same as going in ...
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Can someone help translate this Trumas HaDeshen?

I am looking for any sources that give a reason why we should stay away from politics on shabbos or yomtov. I found this from the Trumas HaDeshen 61, but I am having a tough time understanding. Would ...

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