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מי מוגן מנפילה רוחנית? – גפת 19

Rabbanit Yael Shimoni / July 6, 2020


Is there such a thing as an exemption from a גזירה רבנן due to "good behavior"? In this week's גפת בדף היומי (daf 123-124) we look at the rabbinic prohibition on Shabbat of acitivities defined as a שבות.

Join Rabbanit Yael Shimoni as she reviews the history of a rabbinic prohibition which exists to preserve the unique character of Shabbat, but whose details have changed and shifted with time - and place. Rashi and Tosafot's disagreement about rules in the mikdash highlights the complicated balance we seek in our religious lives. Watch the shiur (in Hebrew) with its accompanying presentation -

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Posted: 07/06/2020

Rabbanit Yael Shimoni

Rabbanit Shimoni has learned at Migdal Oz, Matan, and the Susi Bradfield Women’s Institute for Halakhic Leadership at Midreshet Lindenbaum. She holds a BFA from Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design and a BEd in Torah Shebe’al Peh and Jewish Thought from Herzog College. She is currently studying towards an MA in Jewish Thought Education at Herzog College. Rabbanit Shimoni taught gemara and halakha at Pelech High School and served as a ramit for shana bet at Migdal Oz. She directs Meshivat Nefesh, the online responsa program of the rabbaniyot of Beit Hillel. She is also a plastic artist and member of “A Studio of Her Own.


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