Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Mitzvah #57 - Rest from work on Shabbat

It's a Mitzva to desist from all 39 categories of forbidden work on Shabbat. (See a list at

This includes not having ones animals doing work.

By Rabbinic decree one may not request a non-Jew to do work on Shabbat.

Applies to everybody, everywhere, on Shabbat

Pasuk: "and on the 7th day you shall rest" (Shmot 23:14)

Source: The Chafetz-Chaim's Sefer haMitzvot haKatzar; Positive Mitzvah 20

- Danny
Wednesday, 6 Tevet 5770

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