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39 Melachot (Categories of Creative Work)

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39 Melachot (Categories of Creative Work): These are the 39 categories of creative activity that were necessary for the construction of the Tabernacle in the desert. As G-d commanded that the construction be suspended on Shabbat, these activities determine what is considered "creation" and therefore prohibited on Shabbat -- when we abstain from creative activity, and not necessarily from exertion.
The soul of Shabbat
A new and deeply personal appreciation of Shabbat emerges as we examine: (a) the nature of work forbidden on Shabbat; (b) the connection between Shabbat and the construction of the Sanctuary; (c) why the Torah singles out the prohibition of kindling a fir...
The Laws of Shabbat
On Shabbat we abstain from creative work. In this introductory class we learn some of the underlying principles for rabbinic prohibition on Shabbat with examples to illustrate their practical application.
The Laws of Shabbat
On Shabbat we abstain from creative work. In this introductory class we learn how work is defined and classified with respect to the biblical obligation to rest on the Sabbath.
On Shabbat work is forbidden. But what defines work? The Torah defines work as any of the activities that were required for the construction or function of the Mishkan, the Divine Sanctuary. This class will explain the deeper connection between Shabbat an...
The rabbinic ordinance of amirah l’nachri and uvdin d’chol
The rabbinic ordinances of techumin and muktzah
The melachah of carrying and transferring
The melachot of the final hammer blow, kindling a fire and extinguishing a fire
The melachot of building and breaking down
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