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MB3 101a: Hiring Workers on Shabbos (307:1-3)
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Even neutral conversation that serves no purpose but isn’t negative should be avoided on Shabbos. How to greet people on Shabbos. Hiring workers on Shabbos is prohibited even if the work won’t be done until after Shabbos. Anything you can’t do on Shabbos (even עובדא דחול), you cannot ask a non-Jew to do on Shabbos. […]
980. Students in Yeshiva
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Eiruvin 7:9 The statement that a person who wants to designate a location as his Shabbos base from a distance need merely set out towards that spot does not mean that he must physically leave and start walking through the fields. Even if he only descended from his attic with the intention to travel to […]
979. An Agent Who Did Not Complete His Task
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Eiruvin 7:7 A person must have specific intentions when designating a Shabbos base, such as at the base of the tree, its south side or its north side. If there are fewer than eight cubits (about 12’) under the tree and he intends to spend Shabbos there, he acquires the space as his Shabbos place. […]
978. Improperly Designating a Shabbos Base
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Eiruvin 7:5 If a person wants to make a faraway spot his Shabbos base but he does not specify the exact location, he has not properly designated a base. Therefore, if a person was on a journey and he stated his intention to spend Shabbos “in such and such place,” “in such and such field,” […]
977. Designating a Shabbos Base from a Distance
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Eiruvin 7:3 The rule about designating a landmark for one’s Shabbos base (in the previous halacha) applies to a person without financial means, so that we do not burden him with the expense of leaving food for two meals, or to one who is far away, such as a person who is on a journey […]
Havdala
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Introduction to Havdala Havdala is said after Shabbat, Jewish festivals, Rosh Hashana, and Yom Kippur.  Shabbat havdala is more extensive than after Yom Kippur and Jewish festivals. Shabbat havdala consists of: Beverage: Wine, Grape Juice, or Chamar Medina Wine is always the preferred beverage for all havdalas because it is prestigious. Spices The extra soul we are given on Shabbatleaves after Shabbat is over, so we sniff a pleasant odor to cover […]
R. Ovadya Yosef on a New Mother Getting Married (28 Shevat)
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שו”ת יביע אומר  אה”ע ט:ט”ו 28 Shevat 5760 (2000) Halacha prohibits a new mother from marrying. In the Gemara, that was out of a worry that her marriage would adversely affect a nursing baby. When the marriage is clearly for the better of all family members, how will R. Ovadya Yosef find a way to permit a […]