Shabbos 25:18 If a rock was placed in the bucket of a well (to enable it to sink in water), then if it the rock does not fall out when water is drawn, it is considered part of the bucket and one may draw water with it. If the rock does fall out, one may […]
Shabbos 25:16 A person may pick up his child on demand even if the child is holding a rock but not if the is holding a coin. This is out of concern that the coin may fall and the parent will come to pick it up and carry it. If a basket has a hole […]
1. The Gemara (Sanhedrin 101a) states that, “One who reads a pasuk from Shir HaShirim and transforms it into a sort of song or sings a pasuk in an inappropriate time such as at a party (beis hamishtaos) brings evil to the world, since the Torah wears sackcloth and complains before Hashem, ‘Your children have […]
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 […]