Rosh Chodesh

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.

Hilchot Shabbat

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.

Hilchot Shabbat

Overview of Memachek

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This video is class 13 of 14 in the series Hilchot Shabbat IV.

In this Torah shiur (class) on Hilchot Shabat, Rabbi Shimon Isaacson introduces the Av Melacha (primary prohibited activity) of Memachek (smoothing), and its toldah (sub-category) of Memarei’ach (spreading or scraping). The class included a discussion of using ointments on Shabbos.