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Prohibition of Work on Shabbat

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Rabbi, do you honestly believe that pressing a button to cross the road is considered doing work on the Sabbath? It doesn't seem so strenuous to me...
I love the Shabbat experience, but why so many restrictions? All that "don't do this" and "don't do that" -- sounds more like a prison than a day of rest!
While an action may be halachically permitted, it may not be in keeping with the spirit of Shabbat and is therefore avoided.
Question: I used to go to a temple where they would play musical instruments during the Friday night prayer service. I’ve since joined an Orthodox congregation, but I think that listening to music and song while connecting to G‑d is the one thing I long f...
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...
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 ...
We read in the Mishna Tractate Shabbat ch. 19. that we perform circumcisions on the eighth day of a child's life, regardless whether it is a weekday, Shabbat, a holiday, or even Yom Kippur. If, however, the circumcision was postponed – for health or other...
Question: I really want to keep Shabbat but I'm finding it very difficult. I'm a smoker, so that's a big hurdle, and not answering the phone or turning on lights is also tough. Any tips? Answer: Like with anything else in life, it is so important to proce...
In this industry, I have only Saturday and Sunday to conduct business.
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