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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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Opinion Of The Maharam MiRottenburg Regarding wearing tzitzis on shabbos

Does anyone know where the famous shittah of the maharam mirottenburg is brought down about him being chosheh for shittas Baal hamaor (who holds you have not fulfilled the mitzvah of tzitzis if you ...
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Labour on the first day of Passover

Yom Kippur is treated like a sabbath day (but perhaps even more so). The first day of Passover though is less restrictive than a sabbath: You shall celebrate a sacred occasion on the first day, and a ...
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Why does Maseches Shabbos focus so much on Hotza'ah/Carrying?

There are 39 Melachos on Shabbos, yet by far the most discussed in the Masechta is Hotza'ah/Carrying. Is there a reason why so much focus is placed on this one Melacha vs. all the others?
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Lighting the chanukah menorah and the shabbos candles in the same place

I seem to recall a halacha stating that the Chanukah menorah should not be lit in the same place as the Shabbos candles are lit. Is this indeed the halacha, and can someone point me to somewhere ...
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If one fasted on Shabbos, is he obligated to fast another day?

If one fasted on Shabbos, is he obligated to fast another fast in addition to the fast that he fasted on Shabbos?
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Can someone fulfill his Shabbat meal obligation through his family if they eat a k'betza and he eats just a bit?

Suppose someone for health reasons can't eat a full k'betza of bread but can eat a crumb. He wants to l'chatchila (or bedi'eved) fulfil the standard Shabbat obligation of seuda and lechem mishna for ...
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Can I open my fridge on Shabbos? [duplicate]

When my fridge is off opening it causes it to turn on (after I close the door). When my fridge is on opening it causes it to turn off (while the door is open).
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Where is Shabbat 116b in the Munich Manuscript?

Can someone please tell me on which folio to find Shabbat 116b in the Munich Manuscript? My Hebrew is weak, and the numbering is different in the Munich Talmud: https://www.digitale-sammlungen.de/en/...
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Is it permitted to sell something to a non-Jew to avoid it becoming muktza?

The Mishnah Berurah (O.C. 310:12) says that in many cases, items of a non-Jew do not become Muktzah on Shabbos. Is it permitted for one to sell an item of his to a non-Jew before Shabbos, thereby ...
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In the Shabbos morning prayers, the refrain of "shochain od" is said. Why is it said in a different order than the verse (Isaiah 57:15) itself?

"...כִּי֩ כֹ֨ה אָמַ֜ר רָ֣ם וְנִשָּׂ֗א שֹׁכֵ֥ן עַד֙ וְקָד֣וֹשׁ שְׁמ֔וֹ מָר֥וֹם וְקָד֖וֹשׁ אֶשְׁכּ֑וֹן" is how the verse reads. Most siddurim read שׁוכֵן עַד מָרום וְקָדושׁ שְׁמו, yet ...
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Folding on Shabbat

If one must fix their clothing, i.e. fold their collar, are they allowed to do so on Shabbath? Does it break any melachot?
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Hair braid on shabbath

What items should a woman be careful about when trying to make her hair look nice on shabbath? I know braiding the hair is a big no-no. What else can you all tell me? ( In other words, are here any ...
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Opening Water Bottle On Shabbath [duplicate]

Can one open a water bottle with a plastic cap on Shabbath? Or would they be violating mechateich?
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Tevilas Ezra on Shabbos

Does any source speak about טבילת עזרא specifically in the context of שבת? I am asking because relations on שבת is indicated to be a preferred/ideal time (based on certain sources (e.g. בבא קמא פב ע&...
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Repentance on Shabbath

Because Shabbath is a day of celebration and happiness, if one erred in preforming Torah, are they allowed to repent on Shabbath? Being that repentance requires a sense of remorsefulness and sadness?
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At the Shabbos meals, I've seen hosts give each head of a household their own Lechem Mishna. Is this a minhag that is written somewhere?

Is there a benefit to doing this? Is there a drawback?
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Why is Shabbat observed according to the time zone one is in rather than according to the one where the mitzvah of Shabbat was given?

Why is Shabbat observed, Friday night through Saturday day, according to the time zone that one is in rather than the time zone that the mitzvah of Shabbat was given in (the time zone of Mt. Sinai)?
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After city walls were no longer built, what did the ~10M Jews living in pre-Holocaust Europe do regarding an Eruv?

As per my quick research 1 2 sometime around 1800 to 1920 European cities stopped erecting and started removing city walls. My understanding is that a lot of the laws regarding Eruv was assuming that ...
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Stroller ball bearing grease

On Yom Tov, when we push a stroller, the grease in the ball bearings holding the wheels to the axle, gets smeared within the balls. Is this is a melacha of smearing?
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Tefillin & Shabbos for a giyur lchumra? [closed]

Should someone’s whose yiddishkeit is questionable wear tefillin and keep Shabbos? Should someone who’s in the process of conversion do so as well?
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Tallis Gadol during Kabbalas Shabbos (Minhag Ashkenaz?)

What is the Ashkenazi minhag as regards wearing a tallis gadol during Kabbalas Shabbos (i.e. the ceremony/liturgy of welcoming in Shabbos on Friday evening)? Should it be worn, or not? Thanks to ...
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Other than stores, what are "non-Shabbat-compatible buildings"?

I was reading other answers on this site, and I wanted more information about this, The Greater Boston Eruv Corporation's "Halakhot of Eruv" page has a section on the limits of Eruv use ...
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Why is there no mention of Rosh Chodesh after the Haftara?

After the reading of the haftarah, a series of b'rachot is said. The final one, on Shabbat ends, "m'kadesh hashabbat." On the 3 r'galim, "m'kadesh yisra'el v'haz'manim" (and on ...
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Bar Mitzva בו ביום on Shabbes - when to start putting on Tefilin?

Multiple customs of when to start putting on tefilin exist, one of such being to start the day a boy turns 13. If that day occurs on Shabbes, are there any customs to begin putting on Tefillin on the ...
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Pulling a garbage bag's drawstring on Shabbos (Tofer)

In this article it says that halacha is that pulling a a sewn-string that brings together disparate pieces is meleches tofer. Nevertheless, pulling the drawstring of a garbage bag is mutar "...
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What kind of things can invalidate an eruv?

I'm just now learning about Eruvim and all their complexity. What kind of things can invalidate an Eruv, or are required for an Eruv's validity? This question is inspired by this comment, for this ...
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Tallit on Shabbat which is 9 av

Should one wear tallit gadol during the shachris on Shabbat if it is the 9 av (as in 2022)? On other shabbatot the person does wear a tallit. I know that in this case the observance takes place on the ...
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Wiping toilet seat on Shabbos

If one urinates a few drops on the toilet seat on Shabbos, is he permitted to wipe off the urine with a detached toilet paper, or would this be forbidden because urine is muktzeh?
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Shabbat Candle Lighting

SHEMIRATH SHABBATH by Rav Yehoshua Y. Neuwirth ZT”L is, in my opinion, THE supreme, most authoritative English guide to the Halacha (and more!) of Shabbat and Yom Tov. I do have a question in ...
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Does Techum Shabbos apply vertically?

If I'm at the base of a ladder that ascends beyond 2K amot is the top of the ladder outside the techum or is techum only on a horizontal plane?
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Shabbos Candles That Went Out On Shabbos - Relighting Them After Shabbos

I have heard that some have the custom to relight after Shabbos any Shabbos candles that went out on Friday night. What is the source for this custom if any?
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Drawing on Shabbes: product recommendation?

I have two young children, one of whom (aged six) loves drawing. Sadly, she often professed to hate Shabbes, given that she cannot draw for the entire day, and I have been looking for a kosher ...
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If I arrive late to a shabbos meal, do I need Lechem Mishneh, or can I rely on the others?

If I arrive late to a shabbos meal, and the others at the meal have already made Hamotzi on Lechem Mishneh, when I join them and wash for bread, do I need Lechem Mishneh of my own as well? Or can I ...
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Based on Tehillim 92, would playing נֶבֶל not violate Shabbat?

Does Tehillim 92 validate our ability or the specific mitsvah on Shabbat to sing praises “with speech upon a harp”? | If it’s already tuned what’s the error (to not fix a string if it breaks)? In the ...
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On what day(s) of Pessach which are not the weekly Shabbat are Shabbat rules to be observed?

During the Pessach week, some days are occasionally referred to as a Shabbat. On which day or days are the 39 Melachot to be observed even if they don't fall on the weakly Shabbat?
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Can I leave an air hockey table on for shabbos and use it?

If I leave an air hockey table on from before the sabbath, would it be permissible to use it?
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Reasons to permit milking cows on shabbos

I was listening to a history class on the Chazon Ish, and it discussed his strong opinion that it is forbidden to milk cows in a beneficial way on Shabbos. Either it has to be done through a non-Jew, ...
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Where is the Hasagat Haraavad on Internet?

Rambam Shabbat 4.1-2 about the Din of Hatmana. The Rishonim cite an Hasaga of the Raavad, but it's not in the Sifre Rambam. I found it here ראב"ד א"א מעולם לא נראו ולא נשמעו תהפוכות כאלה ...
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What if someone needs to paint on shabbat because it helps them from life threatening depression? Art Therapy

I heard shabbat can be violated if it's to save a life, such as in cases where a doctor needs to heal a patient. But what if it's an licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor/Art therapist? Let's say ...
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Can a blech be placed on a stove on shabbos?

If a person forgot to put a blech on the stove, can he do it on shabbos? Sources would be appreciated.
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Enforcing car free Shabbat

Personally, I really enjoy in Israel that religious neighbourhoods block car traffic on the Shabbat. (I mean by legal means and road signs as well.) It is much of a relief after the chaos and the ...
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A non observant Jew cooks on Shabbos does that treif the kitchen and utensils?

If a non-observant Jew lives in an observant home and cooks on Shabbos in the kitchen. Would that make the kitchen and utensils treif? Or would he make the kitchen treif by warming up already cooked ...
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Why did rebbi Yishmael Ben Elisha as a Kohen Gadol want to bring a "Chatos Shmeina"

The Gemara in Shabbas 12b writes as follows אָמַר רַבִּי יִשְׁמָעֵאל בֶּן אֱלִישָׁע: אֲנִי אֶקְרָא וְלֹא אַטֶּה. פַּעַם אַחַת קָרָא וּבִקֵּשׁ לְהַטּוֹת. אָמַר: כַּמָּה גְּדוֹלִים דִּבְרֵי חֲכָמִים ...
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Mevushal kol tzorko - what is it for meat?

We poskin (OH 318(4)) that the law of cooking on Shabbos continues until solid food passes מאכל בן דרוסאי, and reaches מבושל כל צרכו - "completely cooked". What does "completely cooked&...
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Can a therapist heal on shabbat?

I read that the laws changed where doctor's can heal on shabbat because of Macedonians on the Sabbath killed one thousand observant Jews. But how about when it comes to mental health? Can a therapist ...
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Wearing black on Sabbath

On the Sabbath it is a custom to wear white. Is it fine to wear black underwear on Shabbath, as long as your outer garment is white?
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Hand expressing mother's milk on שבת to upkeep supply

The Shulchan Aruch או"ח סימן שכח סעיף לד ו-לה rules that a woman is not allow to hand express milk into a vessel in order to feed an infant from it. She is allowed to hand express into the ...
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Where is the Shabbat desecration in the following excerpt from "Ethics from Sinai"?

In "Ethics from Sinai", his brilliant, three-volume treatise on Pirkei Avot, Reb Irving M. Bunim Z”TL writes the following in his commentary to Perek VI, Mishnah 7: “So the Talmud tells how ...
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Asking for melacha on second day Y"T vs. during early Shabbos

If one makes an early shabbos, one may ask a Jew who has not yet accepted shabbos to do melacha for him (based on this answer and its sources). I would assume that, all the moreso, one could benefit ...
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Can one consume a triboluminescent food-substance on Shabbos?

May one consume a food exhibiting triboluminescence on Shabbos? Triboluminescence is where light is created from a material being crushed, rubbed, or ripped apart. When foods are infused with very low ...
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