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May One Recite Kiddush over Beer?
How should one recite Kiddush on Shabbat if there is no wine or grape juice available?
Can I make Kiddush on Beer?
Dear Rabbi, What’s the deal with using beer for Kiddush? I hear all types of things about this, from “You’re never allowed to”, to “Some people use beer all the time - like for Havdalah”. Please clarify, thanks.
When one has a slip-up, sensitive people look the other way, pretending they hadn't noticed. However, great people take it a step further. Find out more in another inspiring story from Rabbi Kaplan's fascinating Impact series
Is Saying ’Shabbat Shalom’ Enough to Fulfill the Mitzvah of Sanctifying Shabbat?
Rabbi Nachum Chaimowitz explains how to sanctify Shabbat according to various opinions in Jewish law
Is Saying Good Shabbat enough to Fulfill the Torah Mitzva of Kiddush?
Rabbi, I came to learn in Israel and at Yeshiva we had an argument about the Kiddush Friday night, and some of the really big learners were saying that the mitzva of Kiddush today is only D’Rabbanon since we say beforehand “Good Shabbat” and I was arguing that I know for sure Kiddush is a mitzva from the Torah because my father was careful all the years to use only the big becher Friday night and never the smaller ones that he uses during the day, and he said the reason was because you need “ shiur d’oraissa ”. So maybe you could help me explain to these chevra what’s really right?
Must Vayechulu be said in a Minyan or by Two Jews together?
Dear Rabbi, I became very confused lately when someone said that “ Vayechulu ” at the Friday night davening needs to be said like aidut , which means that two people should say it at the exact same time; then someone said that it should not be said with two people but really you need to say it with ten like kedusha ; then someone said you can even say it with one – just don’t be mechaven for aidut . Then someone said that that’s why Chassidim stand by “ Vayechulu ” when saying Kiddush. What’s really supposed to be done?
The Shabbat Project 2019: Message from Chief Rabbi Goldstein
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Say "Yes" to Shabbat
Though the rules of Shabbat are many, its essence is one - to spend a day together with G-d
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More than We Keep Shabbat - Shabbat Keeps Us
The Holy day of Shabbat has always protected the Jewish People, and always will. Rabbi Eichler relates a fascinating story that signifies this powerful message
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Should I Light My Shabbat Candles with Olive Oil?
What type of candles or oil should one use for lighting Shabbat candles? If i light with candles, should i change to olive oil? Rabbi Nachum Chaimowitz elaborates
Watch: Jewish American Soldiers in Iraq Celebrate the Shabbat Project
This is the sixth year that thousands of Jews around the world have joined together to observe the worldwide Shabbat Project. Two Jewish American soldiers share their experiences. What a Kiddush Hashem
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
Rachel’s 3 Secrets - #2 - The Secret of the Shabbat Candles
What do the Shabbat candles symbolize? How can Shabbat improve a husband and wife's relationship? Rebbetzin Yemima Mizrachi shares with us one of the three secrets we learn from our Mother Rachel
Olive Oil for Shabbat Candles - How Serious of a Custom is it?
Rabbi, My wife lights candles every week with the regular white paraffin ones they sell in the store. She lights one for each of us and one for each of the children. I now heard from someone that in order to have children who love the Torah, you must light another two just from olive oil - but this was never our custom. Is it something that we should accept upon ourselves from now on?
Shkiyah and Bein Hashemashot in halacha
Rabbi, I heard from some people that the Mishna Brura was machmir to paskin like shitat HaGr”a to say that the beginning of Shabbat is from the shkiyah , but that in Europe some people still did work after the shkiyah . So is it possible nowadays that someone shouldn’t hold like the Mishna Brura on this? Also, if the Mishna Brura is right and the truth is like the Gr”a, then how’s it possible that some people can still hold like Rabbenu Tam and daven Mincha so late after the shkiyah ?
Why do many Jewish Men use the Mikvah before Shabbat?
Immersion in a mikvah brings about a level of spiritual purity
Mikva Erev Shabbat
Dear Rabbi, Why is it that there are many men who go to the mikva every Friday? I learned that mikva is something that a man goes to on Erev Yom Kippur. Is every Erev Shabbat considered like Erev Yom Kippur or something?