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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.
An In-Depth Audio Series on the Prohibition of Work on Shabbat
Torah law identifies 39 types of work that were involved in the making of the Mishkan (tabernacle) and from which we desist on Shabbat. In this series, Rabbi Shusterman explains and looks at the practical applications of each of the 39 Melachot
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