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Shabbat: (lit. "rest", "cessation [of work]"); the Sabbath, the divinely-ordained day of rest on the seventh day of the week.
Question: In the Bible it says to rest on the seventh day of the week, because G‑d created the world in six days and rested on the seventh. Today Christians rest on Sunday, Muslims rest on Friday, and Jews rest on Saturday. How do you know that you are ce...
Question: I am still in shock over something I did last week as Shabbat was coming in. I was running late, and lit my candles a few minutes later than usual. So it was already Shabbat for me, right? I then noticed that the stove was on a setting too high ...
Question: My husband is very hard to deal with. We have a kosher home, and he learned to keep the kitchen kosher, and we have Friday-night dinner and Shabbat lunch together. He does the kiddush, and the children overall enjoy the atmosphere. But after the...
Can I wear tzitzit if I drive on Shabbat?
Question: I'm learning with a girl who wants to know what tangible benefits she can expect from observing Shabbat. She's not interested in the beauty/psychology of a meaningful day of rest, and discussing anything to do with her relationship with G‑d make...
Shmuel Question: The past few years for me has seen a gradual return to my Jewish roots. I have slowly become more and more observant; I now keep kosher and don tefillin every day. My problem is that my current occupation requires a 7/365 commitment, work...
The Talmud Brachot 26a. asks the same question, and answers that the source is the verse: "And it was evening and it was morning, one day." Genesis 1:5. From there the Talmud infers that the day follows the night. See also Why do Jewish holidays begin at ...
I like the idea of a day of rest. But why should I start my day of rest at a prayer service? Aren't there better ways to start my weekend?
Space travel presents its own unique challenges to the Jewish astronaut: How can one procure kosher space food, as well as all the other necessities of Jewish life? How does one face Jerusalem when praying in orbit? However, the greatest challenge of all ...
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