It goes without saying that a brit will always include a festive meal following the ceremony. It is interesting to note, however, that serving a meal at a brit is actually more of a custom than a halachic requirement. It is said that the source for serving a meal at a brit derives from Avraham […]
The five grains and wine satisfy the requirement of Kiddush BaMakom Seudah. Other items cannot, even if a lot eaten. What if there isn’t anything available? Making kiddush in the room where the Shabbos candles are lit.
שו”ת מנחת שלמה תניינא (ב-ג) קיט 27 Tishrei 5727 (1966) Cotton doesn’t produce food; does that affect its status for shemittah purposes? What about cottonseed oil, a liquid produced by pressing or cooking the seeds? R. Shlomo Zalman Auerbach responds to a rav who had argued in favor of exemption.
Shabbos 25:14 Let’s say that there are two items, one that may be handled on Shabbos and one that may not, and they are next to the one another, one on top of the other, or one inside the other so that when one is moved the other will also move. If a person needs […]
Shabbos 25:12 The doors of a utensil (i.e., a piece of furniture) that may be handled on Shabbos, like a box, chest or cabinet, may be carried separately from the utensil on Shabbos whether they were removed on Shabbos or before Shabbos began. Similarly, if a utensil that may be handled on the Shabbos breaks, […]
Shabbos 25:10 Any utensil that was set aside because it’s used for a prohibited activity may not be handled. For example, we are not permitted to move a lamp that was lit for Shabbos, the candlestick supporting such a light or a table on which money is lying. This remains the case even if the […]
Shabbos 25:8 One may carry a complete sewing needle in order to remove a splinter but if the head or the point has broken off, it may not be carried. If the needle had not yet been completed because the hole has not yet been pierced in its head, it may be carried. Shabbos 25:9 […]
Shabbos 25:6 Anything that is not a utensil, like rocks, money, beams, etc., may not be carried on Shabbos. However, even a rock or a beam so large that it requires ten people to carry it may be carried if it is considered a utensil. The doors of a house are considered utensils but they […]