Shabbos Candles

Author: Sources Rebbetzin Weinberg and Rebbetzin Heller Classes Shabbos Candles Long Version Sources: Rebbetzin Weinberg, Rebbetzin Heller, Talmud, The Talmud tells us that the objective of lighting Shabbat candles is Shalom Bayit, peace in the home.             On a simple level, when there is light in a home we are not

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Shabbos

  The Day of Rest Leaving the gloomy theatre, the littered coffee cups, the jumbled scarred-up scripts, the haggard actors, the shouting stagehands, the bedeviled director, the knuckle-gnawing producer, the clattering typewriter, and the dense tobacco smoke and backstage dust, I have come home.  We have sat

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Thoughts of Mussar

Rav Eliezer Ben Zion Bruk, ztzl, Rosh yeshiva of Yeshivas Nevardork, Beis Yosef, Yerushalayim             We are told in Gemorra Shabbos, Chapter 8, that on the 6ht of Sivan the 10 Commandments were given to Am Yisrael.  Rabbi Yosi says that they were given on the 7th of Sivan.  He explains,             Each day of the week, beginning on the 2nd day of the

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Life on a Treadmill

It’s a Friday near the end of an endless New York winter, and I’m planning to scoot across a busy intersection to do a bunch of last minute errands before Shabbat comes in. As I plot my course, I see a sports car gun his engine to

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Shir HaShirim

By: Rabbi Moshe Cohen Chapter 1 Why do we learn Shir HaShirim on Pesach? Pesach was the time of our kiddushin. Now, in Golus we are preparing for our n’suyin. Shir HaShirim describes our desire to connect permanently with HaShem. We need to prove ourselves worthy. On

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Shabbos

Author: Rabbi Pinchas Morse Every week people look forward to the Shabbos as an oasis of rest from their busy daily lives. Why is this? The verse Breishis 2:3 tells us, “Hashem blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, for on that day He rested from all

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A Plea For Shabbos

The following is a summary of a shmues which Rav Yaakov Weinberg zt”l gave in late 1997 concerning the proposed opening of the JCC in Baltimore on Shabbos. There was a big rally at which 5000(I believe) people came to protest the proposal. (The plans were later

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Rabbi Debate When Space Sabbath Occurs

Author: Jonathan Petre – London Sunday Telegraph LONDON – As if weightlessness, cramped conditions and the enormity of the galaxy were not worrying enough, a crew member of the next space shuttle mission is facing an additional problem: How do you observe the Sabbath while in orbit?

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Result of Forbidden Melacha

MA’ASEH SHABBOS The Rabbis prohibited benefiting from something which was created as a result of a Torah Melacha done on Shabbos. In the case of food that was made edible or available because of a Melacha, both the food and its vessels become Treifa (non-kosher) for the person who violated Shabbos.If it

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Meleches Kesher

The different opinions within Meleches Kesher: Regarding the definition of a Permanent Knot (Kesher Shel Kayama) Rashi holds that it depends solely on time: When tied for a very long period of time it is Chayav; when tied for a middle-long time it is Assur m’d’Rabannan; when tied for a (very) short time

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Melacha of Borrer Outline

6. ZOREH-WINNOWING / 7. BORRER-SELECTING /8. M’RAKEID-SIFTING ZOREH: WINNOWING Later use CHAYAV (1) BORRER: SELECTING Bad from Good CHAYAV (2) M’RAKEID: SIFTING Selecting utensil CHAYAV (3) PRINCIPLE: Purifying (C) a mixture (A) (of its undesirable elements) by separating something (B); [unless you are eating/using (D)]. THERE IS

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