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May I ride my bicycle on Shabbat?

Rabbi Eliezer G: Welcome to the Rabbi's one on one chat room, how can I help you today? Wheelie: why cant you ride a bike on shabbat Rabbi Eliezer G:...

What should I do on Shabbat?

Question:My stepfather wants to know if he can play with tools and generators on the Sabbath? Or what is he as a engineer to do on the Sabbath? Much...

What is Shabbat?

The Short Answer: Shabbat is the Hebrew name for Saturday. Shabbat means rest. G-d commands the Jew to rest on Shabbat from 39 forms of...

How can I close my business for Shabbat?

Question: I am Jewish. G-d has blessed us with a donut shoppe, but we are open on the Sabbath. I feel like a phony. Does G-d understand more...

Thank You, Son

My spiritual mentor is neither a rabbi, a teacher, or a scholar. A spiritual guide of a more unconventional sort, he is too young to grow a beard, and...

Revealing the Spiritual in Nature

And on your day of gladness, and on your festivals, and on your new moons...."1 Rosh Chodesh, the first day of the lunar month, is called literally...

How do I enjoy Shabbat with all its prohibitions?

The truth is that Shabbat can be enjoyed because of its prohibitions. We live in the 21st century, where stress is a way of life. We run around at a...

How did G-d rest on the seventh day of creation?

Rabbi Eliezer G: Welcome to the Rabbi's one on one chat room, how can I help you today? Denise: What did G-d do on that 1st day of rest while he...

The Shabbat

In the book of Exodus,1 there is a verse: "See that the Lord hath given you the Shabbat." The Rabbis in the Talmud expanded this, saying:...

What are the rules for the Shabbat during Shivah?

The basic rule regarding Shabbat is that while all public displays of mourning are forbidden, inconspicuous laws of mourning remain in effect.1 •...