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Rabbi Yosef Shusterman, a renowned Chabad rabbi and halachic authority, is spiritual leader at Chabad of Beverly Hills in California.
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The Prohibition of ‘Squeezing’
Practical Halachah: Sechitah on Shabbat
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 ...
The Prohibition of ‘Selecting’ on Shabbat
Practical Halachah: Borer on Shabbat, Part 2
In this class we discuss the prohibition of ‘selecting’ on Shabbat. Learn various laws of borer and their practical application in everyday situations. For example the borer issues to be careful with when setting the table, or when putting away different ...
The Prohibition of ‘Selecting’ on Shabbat
Practical Halachah: Borer on Shabbat, Part 1
On Shabbat we abstain from 39 general categories of creative work. In this class we discuss the prohibition of ‘selecting’ on Shabbat. Learn what constitutes the biblical melachah of borer, the underlying principles, and their practical application in con...
Warming Challah on Shabbat
Practical Halachah: Cooking on Shabbat, Part 7
In this class we look at some practical applications related to the rabbinic injunction of ‘chazarah’—returning a pot to the fire on Shabbat. Learn for example how it would be permitted to warm up a challah on Shabbat or to add hot water to a pot of chole...
Returning a Pot to the Fire on Shabbat
Practical Halachah: Cooking on Shabbat, Part 6
In this class we discuss the laws of cooking on Shabbat related to the rabbinic prohibition of ‘chazarah’—returning a pot to the stove on Shabbat. Only if five conditions are met would it be permissible. Learn some practical applications of these principl...
Leaving a Pot on the Fire for Shabbat
Practical Halachah: Cooking on Shabbat, Part 5
In this class we examine the laws of cooking on Shabbat related to the rabbinic prohibition of ‘shehiya’ (regulations for leaving a pot on the fire before Shabbat). This encompasses the requirement of using a ‘blech’ (a sheet of metal) to cover the fire b...
Preparing Coffee and Tea
Practical Halachah: Cooking on Shabbat, Part 4
In this class we learn the laws of cooking on Shabbat, focusing on its practical application to common practices in the kitchen. For example we address removing food from a hot pot, stirring and covering a pot, how to make coffee and tea, the status of th...
The Fast of the 9th of Av
Practical Halachah: Tisha B’Av
Learn the laws and customs for the fast of Tisha B’Av.
Cooking after Cooking
Practical Halachah: Cooking on Shabbat, Part 3
In this class we learn the laws of cooking on Shabbat and some of the underlying principles and their practical application. We focus on the principle of ‘cooking after cooking’ as it applies to dry food items as well as to liquids and wet foods. For exam...
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