Eiruvin 4:20 (Continuing from halacha 4:19, involving an inner and an outer courtyard.) If each courtyard makes its own eiruv but one of the residents of the outer courtyard forgot to join in his group’s eiruv, those who live in the inner courtyard may still carry. However, if one of the inner courtyard residents forgot […]
Eiruvin 4:18 If a well in a courtyard is filled with untithed produce, which may not be handled on Shabbos, or with any comparable kind of substance, both the well and its enclosure are the same as a rock or a mound in a courtyard. Therefore, if it is ten handbreadths high (about 30”) and […]
Eiruvin 4:16 If there is a rock or a mound in the courtyard less than ten handbreadths high (about 30”), it is considered space common to both the courtyard and the porch with the result that residents of neither domain may bring things there from their homes. If the rock or mound is ten handbreadths […]
The Mishna Brurah introduces the melacha of מלבן (“whitening”). The minimum shiur for מלבן and washing clothing on Shabbos. Squeezing out a garment on Shabbos. Pouring water onto a shoe vs. wiping a shoe on Shabbos. Melaben as it applies to synthetic materials.
Eating before Making Shabbat Kiddush You may eat non-mezonot and non-bread food before praying Shabbat shacharit and without making kiddush, in order to avoid hunger or hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). Women and Minimum Prayer before Saying Shabbat Kiddush The minimum prayer that a woman should say on Shabbat (or Jewish festival) morning before saying kiddush and eating some food is birchot ha’shachar. Eating Only after Fulfilling Shabbat Kiddush Requirements […]
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Pressing clothing on Shabbos using a non-professional clothing press. Softening clothing on Shabbos. Removing mud from shoes on Shabbos. Wiping mud off shoes by scraping against a wall or using a shard of pottery.
Eiruvin 4:14 If the owner of a courtyard rents houses to others with the condition that he can leave possessions or merchandise in each of these residences, the tenants do not impede the ability to carry. Since he retains his rights in each of the residences, the others are considered his guests. This is only […]