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4:16 AM
Q: Folding chairs/tables on Shabbat

KirkIs it permissible to unfold an easily foldable folding chair or table on Shabbat? Since this is easily re folded, would it still be considered under the melacha of “Boneh” or something else? If permitted, how long can one have it set for? In this case, no screws or tightening are involved, only f...

5:03 AM
Q: Wise saying in the Netflix series 'Shtisel'

SuslikSome time ago, I watched the fantastic series 'Shtisel' on Netflix. I can't remember everything clearly, and unfortunately, the series is no longer available on Netflix. However, there's one scene that I particularly liked. It was recommended to Giti Weiss (I believe by a rabbi) to ask for nails ...

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7:43 PM
Q: How did the Greeks make the menora-oil impure?

ShmuelThe Gemara in Shabbos 21b famously writes "Mai Chanukah"- what is Chanukah? The Gemara elaborates: When the Greeks entered the Sanctuary they defiled all the oils that were in the Sanctuary While it is a true matter that they could've used impure oil for lighting the menorah, they insisted in u...


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