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Why Can’t a Gentile Keep Shabbos

Rabbi Aryeh Citron of Miami, Florida, reviews the several reasons given by the commentaries as to why a non-Jew may not observe Shabbos - and why Avraham Avinu was able to. Full Story

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Fascinating!
November 2, 2019 4:10 pm

I’d like to see more articles like this!

Completely random fact
November 3, 2019 1:50 am

If a child is found outside a city and half the residents are Jewish, the child’s Jewish status is on doubt (see gittin 15b). The question that arises is should this child keep Shabbat? The Rashbam says that the night follows the day. However, we all know that with regard to every Jewish law the day follows the night! Furthermore, the Aruch Hashulchan in his introduction to Choshen Mishpat writes that NOBODY holds that the night follows the day. To explain the Rashbam many commentaries say that his statement only applies to gentiles. Through this, we have developed a possible… Read more »

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