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Pesukei d'Zimra | Kriat Shema | Amidah | Geshem and Tal | Mincha
Kaddish | Amen! | Shabbos | Kiddush | Shofar | Teshuva
Rosh HaShana | Ten Days | Yom Kippur | Sukkos | Pesach | Sefirat HaOmer
Shavuot | Chanukah | Purim | Rosh Chodesh | Tu B'Shvat
Fast Days | The Three Weeks | Tisha B'Av | The Four Parshiyot | Parshat HaShavua
The Kosher Kitchen | Issur v'Heter | Speaking to G-d | Spiritual Reality, Spiritual Freedom
The Jewish Calendar | Chinuch: Education | A Practical Guide to Shabbos | Rav Dovid's Shiurim
True or False? | Respect for Parents, Elders, and Torah Scholars | Ben Adam l'Chaveiro

A Practical Guide to Shabbos

This year-long class series covers the 39 Melachos of Shabbos in detail with a focus on the practical issues that arise in the kitchen, around the house, and in shul.
1 Cheshvan 5768 listen A Practical Guide to Shabbos (1): Introduction (54:52)
An introductory level guide to Shabbos observance. This class covers a basic overview of the mitzvah of keeping Shabbos and the origins of the prohibited activities.
Sources: Source Sheet
17 Cheshvan 5768 listen A Practical Guide to Shabbos (2): Plowing, Planting, and Picking (1:10:09)
This class covers the first three agricultural malachot: plowing, planting, and picking.
Sources: Source Sheet
24 Cheshvan 5768 listen A Practical Guide to Shabbos (3): Gathering and Threshing (1:30:39)
The conclusion of "Plowing, Planting, and Picking": Dealing with Houseplants; the next group of agricultural malachot: gathering and threshing.
Sources: Source Sheet
3 Kislev 5768 listen A Practical Guide to Shabbos (4): Winnowing, Selecting, and Sifting (Part 1) (1:02:06)
Winnowing, selecting, and sifting together constitute "borrer", one of the most detailed and challenging malachot to understand and master. The distance between a permitted act and a Torah prohibition, says the Mishna Brura, is but a hair's breadth in width.
Sources: Source Sheet
10 Kislev 5768 listen A Practical Guide to Shabbos (4): Winnowing, Selecting, and Sifting (Part 2) (1:03:53)
Common applications of borrer and how to handle them.
Sources: Source Sheet
2 Tevet 5768 listen A Practical Guide to Shabbos (4): Winnowing, Selecting, and Sifting (Part 3) (1:01:04)
Common applications of borrer and how to handle them.
Sources: Source Sheet
3 Adar II 5768 listen A Practical Guide to Shabbos (5): Grinding (Part 1) (53:49)
An introduction to the malacha of grinding, including its application to a variety of foods and circumstances.
Sources: Source Sheet
17 Adar II 5768 listen A Practical Guide to Shabbos (5): Grinding (Part 2) -- Medications (1:08:52)
Chazal made a general gezeira regarding medical treatment on shabbos based on the prohibition on grinding. This shiur discusses why and goes into the details of medications and medical treatment on shabbos.
Sources: Source Sheet
24 Adar II 5768 listen A Practical Guide to Shabbos (6): Kneading (47:38)
Kneading is a relatively straightforward malacha with application in just a few circumstances.
Sources: Source Sheet
9 Tevet 5768 listen A Practical Guide to Shabbos (7): Cooking (Part 1) (1:02:26)
The malacha of cooking is very complex. While the rules are straightforward, there are many, many rules to remember and apply -- more than any other malacha.
Sources: Source Sheet
8 Shevat 5768 listen A Practical Guide to Shabbos (7): Cooking (Part 2) -- Applying the Rules (1:11:42)
This class goes through many of the practical aspects involved in having hot food to eat on shabbos, including blechs, crockpots, hotplates, shehiya, chazara, and reheating.
Sources: Source Sheet
22 Shevat 5768 listen A Practical Guide to Shabbos (7): Cooking (Part 3) -- Insulating Hot Food (1:02:58)
Practical applications of the malacha of cooking continued, including hatmana (insulating) and the use of a "buffet cart" for warming food.
Sources: Source Sheet
29 Shevat 5768 listen A Practical Guide to Shabbos (7): Cooking (Part 4) -- Cooking in Pots off the Fire (1:02:55)
A review of many of the halachot of bishul, including chazara in detail; cooking in hot food off the fire.
Sources: Source Sheet
13 Adar I 5768 listen A Practical Guide to Shabbos (7): Cooking (Part 5) -- Cooking on Your Plate (1:09:09)
In certain circumstances, food can cook even in a kli sheini or kli shlishi.
Sources: Source Sheet
20 Adar I 5768 listen A Practical Guide to Shabbos (7): Cooking (Review) (1:02:01)
Using a series of questions and scenerios, this class reviews the various halachot of cooking as covered previously in the shabbos series.
Sources: Source Sheet
8 Iyar 5768 listen A Practical Guide to Shabbos (8): Shearing and Laundering (50:23)
This class covers the first two malachot involving dealing with cloth on shabbos.
Sources: Source Sheet
29 Iyar 5768 listen A Practical Guide to Shabbos (9): Combing, Dyeing, Spinning, and Weaving (37:11)
Malachot dealing with thread and cloth on shabbos.
Sources: Source Sheet
20 Sivan 5768 Next Class: Tying and Untying
Knots.
Sources: Source Sheet

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Enjoy each of Rav Dovid's Daily Halacha Series:
Wake Up! | Kavanah | Zmanim | Tzitzit | Tefillin | Brachot
Pesukei d'Zimra | Kriat Shema | Amidah | Geshem and Tal | Mincha
Kaddish | Amen! | Shabbos | Kiddush | Shofar | Teshuva
Rosh HaShana | Ten Days | Yom Kippur | Sukkos | Pesach | Sefirat HaOmer
Shavuot | Chanukah | Purim | Rosh Chodesh | Tu B'Shvat
Fast Days | The Three Weeks | Tisha B'Av | The Four Parshiyot | Parshat HaShavua
The Kosher Kitchen | Issur v'Heter | Speaking to G-d | Spiritual Reality, Spiritual Freedom
The Jewish Calendar | Chinuch: Education | A Practical Guide to Shabbos | Rav Dovid's Shiurim
True or False? | Respect for Parents, Elders, and Torah Scholars | Ben Adam l'Chaveiro
Rav Dovid's daily halacha is given at the Wall Street Synagogue before shacharit.

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