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Torah Study: Many of us are busy with our work and don't have much time to learn during the day. Our sages address this problem in theMedrash Tanchuma(see right) and say that the Torah was given to the Jews in the desert because only then, when the Jews received themannfrom the heaven and had no worries of livelihood, were they truly able to delve into the Torah, and study it in proper depth. However, theMedrashgoes on to say,one who is involved in his livelihood and makes an effort to learn just two Halachos in the morning and two Halachos at night,it is considered as if he kept the entire Torah!
To be a Better Jew: The second purpose of this list is"Lilmod al minat La'asot"(learning for the sake of doing). When one starts learning Hilchot Shabbos, they will see how much they really didn't know! Even a simple thing such as "kiddush" has so many facets, aspects, and laws that most people didn't know about. Also, when you start learning Hilchos Shabbos through this list, you will see how many of the Halachos come to practical usealmost every Shabbos!
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The Halachos are in English and deal with the laws of Shabbos.
The Halachos deal mainly with laws that are (a) l'maaseh(commonly applicable) and (b) not widely known.
Most of the Halachos are based on the English book "Shemirath Shabbath", based on Rav Noivert's famous Hebrew work "Shmirat Shabbat Kehilchato"
We try and make each day's Halacha understandable on its own, without having to have read the Halachos from previous days. However, this may not always be feasible without long introductions (which no one probably wants), and therefore there will be a full list of all the previous Halachos on this website. In the Halachos each day, we reference this list on the web.
Each email will be a few sentences long, and will usually include at least two Halachos. Therefore, if you read the Halacha from this list each morning you will have learned your two morning Halachos (as stated in the Medrashabove).
Please Note: If you read these Halachos first thing in the morning, you should say Birchas Hatorah before reading them.
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