Miscellaneous Shabbat Questions and Answers

All he does is eat, grumble, and leave. Is there any point in having him there?
The Sabbath, the International Date Line and Jewish Law
How does the change in Samoa affect Sabbath 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 . . .
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