Rosh Chodesh and Women

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This video is class 12 of 12 in the series The Jewish Calendar.

In this Torah shiur (class), Rebbetzin Heller explores the relationship between Rosh Chodesh and women. We learn in the Torah, that the women’s faith was greater than the men’s, since they did not take part in the sin of the Golden Calf. Because of this, the women were rewarded with a “partial holiday” of Rosh Chodesh.

Introduction to Melechet Zoreia

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This video is class 6 of 9 in the series Hilchot Shabbat VI.

In this Torah class (shiur) on Melechet Zoreia, planting, Rabbi Shimon Isaacson introduces the melacha, prohibited action, with a halachic definition of planting. According to some, zoreia is defined by merely placing seeds in the ground, while others posit that the seeds must take root for zoreia to take place.

Hanging Up Wet Clothing on Shabbat

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This video is class 12 of 13 in the series Hilchot Shabbat IV.

In this Torah shiur (class) on Hilchot Shabbat, Rabbi Shimon Issacson discusses the prohibition of hanging up wet clothing to dry on Shabbat, as part of the prohibition of marit ayin (giving the impression that one has transgressed a Torah law), as hanging up wet clothes can give the impression that one has recently laundered them.