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It depends on the freezer, but one approach is to just unscrew the light bulb if you can reach it. That's what my family has always done. You can leave it loosely hanging in the socket if you want to put it back in for during the week, though unless it's in a dark basement it's probably easier to just leave it out all the time. This only works with basic ...


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Like @Dani said I do not think there is much more to it other than a special treat for the kids (and sometimes adults!) to enhance their Shabbat experience. Whilst the day has a spiritual focus, we are also enjoined to materially delight in it. There is a concept called עונג שבת ('Oneg Shabbat') which calls for the 'enjoyment of Shabbat' which means ...


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I use velcro tape. If you dry the area on both sides of the switch, you can get the tape with the hooks or loops to stick. Then, every week before Shabbos it's just a matter of attaching the other piece across. There are items manufactured specifically for this which are sold in most judaica stores. I would suggest only using 3M brand, not the junk you can ...


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If your freezer is anything like mine it doesn't have an actual bulb. One way round this is to use a powerful magnet which cuts the circuit without harming the freezer in anyway. The Federation Beis Din in London have a dedicated technology site to deal with various home appliances and the halachic pitfalls that sometime follow on Shabbos. Try taking a look ...


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The חידושי הריטב"א (succah 6b) explains that the Rabbis (Chachomim) assert that a kazayis is the minimum size that is fitting for eating so that became the standard for most eating related measurements (Yom Kippur being an exception) but it's still too small of a size to be significant with regard to carrying on shabbat whereas a fig גרוגרת is the ...


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Rabbi David Ribiat in The 39 Melachos, Volume 2, in Choraish says as follows: "Pushing a carriage or stroller on bare soil (even soft earth) is similarly permissible even if a distinct wheel-mark appears. This is because the rolling motion of the wheels does not loosen the soil, but rather compresses it (similar to a steam roller that compresses the ...


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A buggy is allowed to be pushed on grass on shabbos even it if causes furrows (Shmiras Shabbos 28:48). Take a look at Shmiras Shabbos 26:19 and the footnotes there to get some idea on what is allowed with respect to walking on moist/dry grass on shabbos. It's not comprehensive but it brings a couple everyday examples that seem to be what you are asking for.


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There is extensive halachas about taking cruises in general before, and during, shabbos (regardles of whether or not its a sail-boat) Section by section, first: Is it permissible to take a cruise over Shabbat? According to Ashkenazim, many authorities forbid boarding a ship that will travel on Shabbat unless one boards the boat during the first three days ...


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Rambam Hilchot Sanhedrin 12:2 rules that a death penalty is only ever imposed (in any case) if the defendant was warned immediately prior to committing the act, and verbalized that he is going to do so regardless, and that he understands that as a consequence he is going to be killed. As such, neither of the claims you suggest in the question would be likely ...


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It's a הלכה למשה מסיני brought in sukkah 6a. Sefaria's version: תאנה כגרוגרת להוצאת שבת Fig alludes to the measure of a dried fig-bulk with regard to the halakhot of carrying out on Shabbat. One is liable for carrying food fit for human consumption on Shabbat, provided that he carries a dried fig-bulk of that food ....... אלמא דאורייתא נינהו ותסברא שיעורין ...


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Rav Yitzchak Abadi ruled that wearing a surgical mask on shabbos outside is prohibited.


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