Candle Lighting - Part 2
Should one light the Shabbat candles from wax or oil? How long must the candles burn? Rabbi Chaimowitz elaborates further on the laws and customs of candle lighting.
Candle Lighting - Part 3
Where should one light the Shabbat candles? What affect does this beautiful mitzvah have on the holiness of Shabbat? Rabbi Chaimowitz elaborates further on the laws and customs of candle lighting.
Candle Lighting - Part 4
Who is obligated to light the Shabbat candles? Rabbi Chaimowitz elaborates further on the laws and customs of candle lighting.
Candle Lighting - Part 5
Where should one light the Shabbat candles, where one eats or sleeps? Does the candle lighting in the home also cover the obligation of the guests? Rabbi Lauffer elaborates further on the laws and customs regarding lighting the Shabbat candles.
Candle Lighting - Part 1
What is the purpose of lighting candles upon the entrance of Shabbat? Rabbi Chaimowitz elaborates on the laws and customs of lighting candles for Shabbat.
Introduction to Shabbat
The Torah says that it is forbidden to 'work' on Shabbat. What type of work is the Torah referring to? What is the definition of the word 'Shabbat'? Rabbi Gottlieb provides a detailed and basic introduction to the Holy day of Shabbat
Shabbat Preparations - Part 4
Throughout the generations Jewish people have the custom to enjoy a hot meal on Shabbat. How can we make sure to have warm food on Shabbat without violating any of the regulations regarding cooking on Shabbat?
Shabbat Preparations - Part 3
What can we do before Shabbat in order to avoid coming to any restricted actions on Shabbat? If we prepare ourselves adequately, we will feel the gift of Shabbat and spend the day in harmony with G-d and ourselves
Shabbat Preparations - Part 2
Shabbat is a holy and uplifting experience for the body and soul, therefore we need to prepare ourselves and our homes for the occasion. Learn about the importance of preparing for Shabbat
Shabbat Preparations - Part 1
What can you do to enhance your Shabbat experience? Why are there so many laws regarding Shabbat? Shabbat is a gift that Moses received directly from G-d for the Jewish people – what's the significance of this awesome gift?
Why is Shabbat "a Taste of the World to Come"?
How can you elevate your Shabbat into a more spiritual experience? What is the purpose of keeping Shabbat? In a remarkable lecture Rabbi Gottlieb illustrates the beauty of the Shabbat experience
Shabbat - the seventh dimension: The spiritual within the physical
One of the most cherished mitzvot in the Torah that seems to have a restrictive component is Shabbat. However, a person who reflects upon it honestly will discover that besides its spiritual greatness, the mitzvah of Shabbat also possesses a physical counterpart that provides great pleasure in this world
No Working on Shabbat - Rabbi Zamir Cohen
One of the most common questions we hear today is, “why can’t I light a fire on Shabbat? After all, it is very easy to light a fire nowadays using a match or a lighter. A quick flip of a switch or a turn of the ignition is effortless compared to the work that had to be done in ancient times in order to start a fire”
Shabbat - The Spiritual Within the Physical
A person who reflects upon the mitzvah of Shabbat from a true perspective will discover that besides for its spiritual greatness, the mitzvah of Shabbat also possesses a physical component that provides great pleasure in this world as well
In The Merit of Keeping Shabbat
At the Clintch of a Big Real Estate sale, a Jewish Buisness Man is Faced with a Dilema; Shabbat or Buisness? And an Earth Shatterring Conclusion
Kiryat Shmona- A Bastion of Football and Faith
Shabbat and A Sport Career, Do they Have to Contadict?
Ten Things You May Not Know About Havdalah
Havdalah is the ceremony marking the conclusion of Shabbat (or of Yom Tov or Yom Kippur) and the transition to weekdays. Havdalah is performed as a series of different blessings
A Story For Shabbat: Not Divine Inspiration
The little girl stammered that her mother had sent her to check whether the chicken was kosher. The Rav beckoned to her and after a few minutes of checking the chicken thoroughly he gave it back to her and told her: Go tell your mother that she made a mistake and brought the wrong chicken. A Shabbat story about Rabbi Shmuel Salant, Rabbi of Jerusalem (1816-1909)
Spontaneous Public Protest At The Sharona Market, Tel Aviv: "He Has A Right To Keep Shabbat"
Hundreds of people came to the Henri's branch at Sharona Market to protest the fine the owner received for closing his store on Shabbat.
The Spiritual Potential of Shabbat
Why is it forbidden to work on Shabbat? What is the significance of resting on Shabbat? How can we connect to the spiritual reality of Shabbat? Rabbi Schiller illustrates the beauty of the Holy day of Shabbat