Shabbat

Exercise on Shabbat - How would you explain why my rabbi says not to exercise on Shabbat, although I find it fun and relaxing? More »
Havdalah – Spilled Wine - I was watching a video about Shabbat and the rabbi mentioned a custom to spill some wine out before drinking it. Can you tell me the basis for this? More »
Immutability of Torah Law - I was born with a neuromuscular disease known as Spinal Muscular Atrophy and have been confined to a wheelchair my entire life. Unfortunately my sister and I were raised without any religious instruction or guidance. My father wasn't Jewish and… More »
Learning the Laws of Shabbat - I am new to observing Shabbat, and am a bit overwhelmed by all the rules. Is there a systematic way to get all this straight? More »
Mincha and Ma’ariv Together; Earliest time for Ma’ariv - Our synagogue says Mincha shortly before sunset and Ma’ariv almost immediately after. I’m wondering if there is any issue doing so. It is only beginning to get dark when Ma’ariv is said. What is the earliest time for Ma’ariv? More »
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