One of the prohibited categories of work on Shabbat is Sechitah, which is squeezing out liquid from an item. This class outlines the biblical and rabbinic nature of this prohibition, and the situations it’s permitted. Learn practical applications related to squeezing lemon juice, sucking fruit, wiping up spills, using sponges, baby wipes, nursing and pumping, and hair drying.
The blessing following the Shema is an uninterrupted continuation, wherein we affirm the absolute truth of the Shema with fifteen different expressions. We validate the fulfillment of G-d’s promises of the past and declare our confidence in His salvation for the future—immediately prior to asking for our needs in the Amidah prayer.