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Can a Brit be held on Shabbat?

Rabbi Gurkow: Welcome to the Rabbi's one on one chat room, how can I help you today? Alfred: Can a Brit be held on Shabbat? Rabbi Gurkow: yes, it may...

Is it permitted to warm up a fully-cooked item on Shabbat?

Since it is forbidden to ignite a fire on Shabbat, this question only applies if the flame on your stove is on since before the Shabbat. It is also...

Why is the stove covered with a sheet of hard aluminum on Shabbat?

There are two reasons why the stove-top is covered on Shabbat. Obviously, this covering is only necessary if the stove is ignited in order to keep food...

Is it appropriate to make a Shivah visit on Shabbat?

Shabbat is a day designated for joy and pleasure, a day when we do not focus on mourning. In fact, Shivah is almost completely suspended in...

I save lives -- working as an intensive care nurse. Can I work on the Shabbat?

Although you are in the business of saving lives, many people are in that business without working seven days a week. (I'm not talking about being on...

How do I go about making a "Shabbat belt"?

You take an elastic which will be long enough to go all the way around your waist, and tie the end to two snaps or hooks. Attach one snap to one hole in...

Which activities are forbidden on the Shabbat, but permitted on Yom Tov?

On Yom Tov we are permitted to do any creative acts that are, or could be used, for the sake of preparing food (Exodus 12:16), such as cooking or...

What is "Muktzeh"?

The laws of muktzeh are numerous and quite complex. For a comprehensive understanding of these laws it is necessary to study the relevant chapters in the...

May I watch TV on Shabbat if it's already on?

On Shabbat there are 39 forms of creative activity which are forbidden.Aside from these 39 categories, in order to maintain the spirit and flavor of the...

Why is it forbidden to turn on the hot water faucet 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...