Overnight Shipping for Shabbos
Amirah l’nachri (telling a non-Jew [to perform prohibited work on Shabbos]) is an issur d’Rabbanan (restricted by Rabbinic decree) and is forbidden, unless there are specific extenuating circumstances.* Being kovea melachto (contracting his work) on ...
May The Janitor Mop The Shul On Shabbos?
Question: It’s forbidden to have non-Jews do work for us on Shabbos, because amirah l’nachri shvus (telling or a gentile do a forbidden act on Shabbos on behalf of a Jew, or even having them do it of their own initiative, is forbidden by rabbinic ...
Bedikas Chometz in the Weeks Before Pesach
It is permissible to begin – although not complete – the mitzvah of bedikas chametz earlier than the night of the 14th of Nisan. Regardless of the date of the search, it must be conducted during night hours and a candle must be used. In such a case, ...
What Work is Forbidden on Erev Pesach After Chatzos?
During the era of the Beis Hamikdash, Chazal instituted a prohibition against any Jewish person performing work from midday on erev Pesach (12:54pm, this year)—the hours in which the korban Pesach was offered. This Rabbinical prohibition was not ...
“Baked after Pesach”: Is it Relevant?
There are many products sold in the Jewish supermarkets that are labeled “Gebaken noch Pesach” (Baked after Pesach), and some labels even state that it was baked from flour which was ground after Pesach. The reason for these labels is that some ...