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Category: Shabbat & Yom Tov

Rema’s Understanding of Reheating Liquid Foods on Shabbat

Rabbanit Devorah Zlochower (Posted on May 23, 2018)
From the Lindenbaum Center for Halakhic Studies

Introduction The mishnah in Shabbat 145b states: “Anything that has been prepared in hot water prior to Shabbat, may be immersed in hot water on Shabbat.” From here we learn the principle of ein bishul ahar bishul (one does not violate the Biblical prohibition of cooking when reheating food that has already been cooked).…

Is There Anything I May Do on Shabbat to Prepare for Yom Tov?

Rabbi Dov Linzer (Posted on May 16, 2018)
From the Lindenbaum Center for Halakhic Studies

  This weekend, we will celebrate another marathon holiday – Shabbat followed by Shavuot. Shavuot, occurring later in spring, presents its own challenges of time: each day of the holiday, as with all yamim tovim, does not begin until dark, but as preparing for one day of the holiday on the previous one (or on Shabbat for Yom Tov) is forbidden, any preparations not done before the holiday may not begin until very late in the evening.…

Divine Sparks: Shabbat, Electricity

by Rabbi Dov LinzerPosted on March 8, 2017

This is a source sheet to accompany the panel that took place in Jerusalem on January 5, 2017 titled, “Divine Sparks: Shabbat, Electricity” To listen to the audio from the panel, click on the following audio link: https://library.yctorah.org/files/2017/03/Shabbat-and-Electricity-Bin-Nun-Cherlow-Linzer.mp3 Below is a summary of the main ways in which poskim have tried to put the use of electricity, when it does not involve any other melakha (e.g., the turning on of incandescent lights, which would be considered a fire since it burns a piece of metal generating heat and light).…

Is Swimming for Pleasure Permitted on Shabbat?

Bina Westrich (Posted on December 22, 2016)
From the Lindenbaum Center for Halakhic Studies

Composting Within An Eruv

Amy Pollak (Posted on November 23, 2016)
From the Lindenbaum Center for Halakhic Studies

Electricity and Shabbat: An Exploration Into the Nature of Kedushat Shabbat

by Rabbi Dov LinzerPosted on October 21, 2016

Warming Tray on Shabbat

Amy Pollak (Posted on August 15, 2016)
From the Lindenbaum Center for Halakhic Studies

Saying Al Ha’Nissim on Yom Ha’atzmaut

Rabbi Dov Linzer (Posted on August 5, 2016)
From the Lindenbaum Center for Halakhic Studies

The Mitzvah of Shofar

by Rabbi Dov LinzerPosted on August 4, 2016

This shiur focuses on the question of whether the mitzvah of shofar on Rosh HaShana is to blow or to hear the shofar. In addition to addressing some of the halakhic aspects of that question, it attempts to see how the טעמי המצוה interact with its halakhic formulation, and how this enables a fuller way of resolving some of the halakhic tensions between hearing and blowing.…

Snow on Shabbat

Rabbi Dov Linzer (Posted on July 26, 2016)
From the Lindenbaum Center for Halakhic Studies

U’vda D’chol on Shabbat

Rabbi Dov Linzer (Posted on July 26, 2016)
From the Lindenbaum Center for Halakhic Studies

May One Take Down a Sukkah on Chol HaMoed in Anticipation of Hurricane Joaquin?

Rabbi Dov Linzer (Posted on July 26, 2016)
From the Lindenbaum Center for Halakhic Studies