Shabbos 22:24 Tearing is a primary category of Shabbos labor. Because of this, if one’s clothes get caught on thorns, he must separate them slowly and carefully in order to avoid tearing his garment. If it does tear, he is not liable for tearing as it was not his intention. One is permitted to wear […]
Shabbos 22:22 We are not permitted to adjust the sleeves of garments to make layers of cuffs as one does after laundering on weekdays. Similarly, we may not fold clothes on Shabbos in the same manner as we do on weekdays after laundering them. If a person doesn’t have a change of clothes, he may […]
Introduction Taking care of many of our physical needs before Shabbat begins allows us to enhance our physical rest and emphasize our spiritual nature on Shabbat. To prepare, we make or buy the food we will need for Shabbat, clean the house, and put it in order. The custom is to shower or bath especially for Shabbat. Before sunset on Friday, we […]
Shu”t Mishpat Kohen 86: 21 Elul 5670 (1910) R. Kook on why he couldn’t send an etrog to a friend in Europe. Shu”t Meshiv Davar 1:46: 21 Elul 5638 (1878) Netziv on when personal conflicts of interest lead us to make wrong decisions.
Shabbos 22:20 One who washes himself in water may dry himself using a towel and then carry it; we are not concerned that he may wring them out. Similarly, one whose clothes have gotten soaked may keep walking in them; we are not concerned that he may wring it out. He may not, however, hang […]