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Miscellaneous Shabbat Questions and Answers

Can I Disinvite My Brother From Shabbat Dinner?
All he does is eat, grumble, and leave. Is there any point in having him there?
Shabbat, the International Date Line and Jewish Law
How does the change in Samoa affect Shabbat for the local Jews?
Now that the Pacific island of Samoa has changed from the east side of the International Date Line to the west—to be in sync with Australia and New Zealand, its main sources of tourism and business—I’ve been wondering if there are any implications in Jewish law. When will Samoan Jews and Jewish tourists observe the Sabbath?
Four Reasons Shabbat Is Compared to Bride and a Queen
In the 16th-century Shabbat hymn “Lecha Dodi,” we welcome the Shabbat as both a bride and queen. Here’s why . . .
Many Chassidic men are accustomed to go to mikvah on Shabbat morning.
Where to Light Shabbat Candles?
Where do I light my candles, where we’re sleeping or where we’re eating?
Extinguishing the Match After Lighting Shabbat Candles
Instead of dropping the match upon a flat surface, should place it down standing diagonally, allowing it to fully burn out.
Walking on Shabbat between Borehamwood and Edgware
Corona: May One Wear a Face Mask Outside on Shabbat?
Here are the reasons pro and con as well as the bottom line.
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