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Why is it forbidden to turn on the hot water faucet on Shabbat?

by Rabbi Naftali Silberberg

  

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When turning on the hot water you are automatically letting new water flow into the water boiler, where it is cooked. Cooking is one of the thirty-nine creative acts that are forbidden on Shabbat.

When turning on the hot water you are automatically letting new water flow into the water boiler, where it is cooked. Cooking is one of the thirty-nine creative acts that are forbidden on Shabbat
You could use the water from a percolator that was on since before Shabbat, or a samovar that's on the fire since Friday, to rinse hands or dishes.


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Shabbat
(pl: Shabbatot). Hebrew word meaning "rest." It is a Biblical commandment to sanctify and rest on Saturday, the seventh day of the week. This commemorates the fact that after creating the world in six days, G-d rested on the seventh.