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Because driving, biking, blading, skateboarding or other device-driven means of transportation are prohibited on Shabbat, we walk rather than commute to synagogue. However, even walking on Shabbat has its limits. Jewish law sets the maximum walking range ...
Walking on Shabbat between Borehamwood and Edgware
An acquaintance of mine resides in the London neighborhood of Borehamwood, while some of his adult children live in Edgware. The walk between their homes is about half an hour. Borehamwood and Edgware are separated by a large green area. My friend approac...
Discovering Talmudic Principles
This Talmud course will be exploring and analyzing the fourth chapter of tractate Eiruvin, focusing on the legal challenges concerning the arrival of Elijah the Prophet as the harbinger of redemption, as well as a fascinating discovery of his itinerary.
The rabbinic ordinances of techumin and muktzah
Being a passenger on a seafaring vessel on Shabbat per se does not present a problem, provided that the ship is owned Practically speaking, this would preclude joining a cruise owned by an Israeli company if it will extend over Shabbat. and maintained by ...
There is a way to make large public areas and even whole cities into one private domain. It usually involves some poles, wiring, and some food...
“The Baal Shem Tov teaches: ‘Wherever a person’s thoughts are, that’s where he is present.’ In the Laws of Eruv Techumin, the Techum is established based upon where you have in mind, not necessarily where you physically stand. Although you are here in Ame...
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