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Q&A Whose minhag is S. Y. Agnon describing in the Shabbat lunch scene in "The Kerchief"?

In S. Y. Agnon's short story "The Kerchief", we're treated to this snippet of the narrator's Shabbat lunch traditions: Father entered, said, "A Sabbath of peace and blessing," put his tallit on ...

1 answer  ·  posted 11mo ago by Mithical‭  ·  last activity 7mo ago by ka00‭

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Q&A Why was Shabbat given in a roundabout way?

Someone at my seder asked about the ordering in Dayeinu, specifically that "had God not given us Shabbat..." comes before "had God not give us the Torah..." -- but wasn't Shabbat given at Sinai, as...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  edited 8mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Tzidkat'cha in the presence of a mourner

If one is in shul on a Shabbos afternoon and a mourner (who is in his 7 days) is davening there, does the minyan say Tzidkat'cha? My logic -- during the week,one does not say tachanun in the house...

1 answer  ·  posted 10mo ago by rosends‭  ·  last activity 10mo ago by manassehkatz‭

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Divrei Torah When did the people learn of Shabbat and what did they learn (questions)

posted 1y ago by rosends‭  ·  edited 1y ago by rosends‭

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Q&A Why can't a shopping cart interface run on the Sabbath?

Starting with what I think I understand, my doubtless oversimplified picture of the world was that processes set in motion before the Sabbath could be allowed to continue. For example, I thought it...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Fred Wamsley‭

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Q&A Would the Aruch Hashulchan rule that one is yotzei if he doesn't drink melo lugmav by havdalah?

The Aruch HaShulchan rules on 271:30 that b'dieved, even one who doesn't drink melo lugmav of wine at kiddush is yotzei. Would he also say the same by havdalah?

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by runters32‭

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Q&A Metered water tap on Shabbat

According to Shemirat Shabbat Kehilchatah (12:19) it is allowed to use a water tap on Shabbat, even though the water will be precisely measured by a meter. This seems to be a psik reisha (an inevi...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by tzvi‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by simyou‭

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Q&A Why aren't worried about carrying matza on Shabas?

The Bavli in various places (e.g. Suka 42–43) explains that the rabbis did away with blowing shofar and taking lulav on Shabas lest one "take it to an expert to learn, and carry it four cubits in p...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by msh210‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by msh210‭

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Q&A Seudah shlishit before Pesach: what's the source for omitting bread?

When Pesach starts on a Saturday night, I understand that we are forbidden to eat matzah on that Shabbat (because we don't want to diminish the experience at the seder), but that we also aren't all...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by msh210‭

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Q&A Besamim and the Tree of Knowledge

I have heard many times that one of the reasons we use Besamim for Havdallah is because smell is the only sense that didn't benefit from the Eitz Hadas. The Bnei Yissaschar says that smell is the ...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by eliyahu‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Isaac Moses‭

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Q&A Lesser-known Shabbos Zemiros

Are there any printed or audio/visual collections of Shabbos Zemiros which didn't make it into the standard repertoire?

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by simyou‭  ·  edited 3y ago by msh210‭

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Q&A Are flowers muktzah on Shabbat?

If one had placed a bouquet of flowers in a vase prior to Shabbat, is it considered muktzah? In what scenario would it be permissible to move it on Shabbat?

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by ploni‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by msh210‭

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Q&A What happened to the end of the Aleph-Beis in Kol Mekadesh?

One of the songs commonly sung on Friday night, which begins Kol Mekadesh Shevi'i, follows an alphabetic acrostic. After the introductory stanza, each stanza contains four phrases: the first three ...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by DonielF‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by ploni‭

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Q&A Shalom Aleichem -- "shuvchem" instead of "tzeitchem"?

I've heard a setting (by Debbie Friedman) of the song "Shalom Aleichem" that, in the last verse, says "shuvchem" instead of "tzeitchem" (recording, mixed group of singers). A rabbi who knew her to...

0 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  edited 3y ago by DonielF‭

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Challenges Weekly Topic Challenge #5: Shabbos Songs/Zemiros

posted 3y ago by DonielF‭  ·  edited 3y ago by DonielF‭

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Q&A Determining Reshus Harabbim if a street is not busy on Shabbos

If a street has 600,000 people travelling on it during the week, but on weekends it does not since people aren't working, is it considered a Reshus Harabbim? Do we say that just because there are 6...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by eliyahu‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by eliyahu‭

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Q&A Havdallah during the nine days

On Motzei Shabbos Chazon (the Shabbos before Tisha Ba'av which always falls out during the nine days), what should be done about drinking the wine/grape juice for Havdallah? If a child is available...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by eliyahu‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by sabbahillel‭

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Q&A Taking pills with letters on Shabbos

There are many medicines which are permitted to be used on Shabbos in various situations. However, some of them have letters written or engraved on them. Is it permitted to take these pills on Shab...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by ploni‭

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Q&A What are the issues in talking into a mic that was accidentally turned on on Shabbat?

During the COVID pandemic many synagogues have moved activities online, including communal prayer. Some have even done this on Shabbat, and the Conservative movement recently published a responsum...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by PinnyM‭