Sabbath

The Secret Of The Eternal Light

06/03/2014
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Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 8:06 p.m.
Torah: Num. 8:1-12:16
Haftarah: Zechariah 2:14-4:7
Havdalah: 9:07 p.m.

We all know people whose natural inclination is “No.” They avoid setting precedents, take no chances, play it safe, and squelch initiative. But the Jewish People did not make it this far by saying “No” to everything. We made our mark by a repetitive and massive “Yes.” Even when the odds were against success, we insisted that we couldn’t afford not to try.

Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman

After 10 Years, Largest Eruv In U.K. Going Operational

01/08/2014
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The United Kingdom’s largest eruv will be usable for the first time this Sabbath.

Turning Bows And Arrows Into Rainbows

10/01/2013
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Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 6:14 p.m.
Torah: Gen. 6:9-11:32; Numbers 28:9-15
Haftarah: Isaiah 66:1-24
Havdalah: 7:13 p.m.

Rabbi Yael Buechler

Technology vs. Shabbat: An Interview with Rabbi Daniel Nevins

E-books became the dominant format for adult fiction in 2011 surpassing hardcover books and paperbacks according to the BookStats annual survey. We are increasingly choosing to read our novels, magazine, newspapers and even children’s books on e-readers and tablets. But is it permissible to do this on the one day of the week that Judaism commands us to unplug?

Rabbi Daniel Nevins answers questions concerning the use of technology on Shabbat.

Just Thinking About Driving on Shabbat

Previously on the "Jewish Techs" blog, I discussed the technical halachic (Jewish legal) minutae surrounding the permissability of using the Amigo Shabbat Scooter from the Israeli-based Zomet Institute. The Shabbat Scooter is made by Michigan-based Amigo, founded by Allan Thieme, which began making the Jewish Sabbath-approved scooters six years ago.

Will rabbis allow a vehicle controlled by the mind to be used on the Jewish Sabbath?

Where Is Your Promised Land?

10/12/2010
Special To The Jewish Week

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat candles: 5:59 p.m.
Torah reading: Genesis 12:1-17:27
Haftarah: Isaiah 40:27-41:16
Havdalah: 6:56 p.m.

 

 

Two men went down to Egypt in this week’s parasha.

Only one returned.

Rabbi Moshe Rosenberg

When Technology & Shabbat Collide, Give the Benefit of the Doubt

This past Sunday, the president of New York University issued a mass e-mail apology to students and staff. The day after Yom Kippur might sound like a sensible day for issuing apologies, but the question is whether John Sexton actually needed to make a Mea Culpa.

Rest and Restlessness: Faith, the Sabbath and How to Live a Meaningful Life - A Jewish Week Forum

A conversation with authors Dani Shapiro and Judith Shulevitz, moderated by Jewish Week book critic Sandee Brawarsky. B'nai Jeshurun Synagogue, New York, May 25, 2010 

Journal Watch

Special to the Jewish Week
04/28/2010

The Talmud — and everybody else — ponders the puzzling discrepancy between the two formulations in the Chumash with respect to the Sabbath. One iteration of the Ten Commandments (or “Articles”) in the Chumash uses the word shamor (“keep, guard”), while another uses zachor (“remember”) to describe the broad Sabbath requirement. These two locutions have been midrashically interpreted in different ways, in the broad range of halachic details that the Torah places under rubric of Shabbat.

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