Sefer HaMitzvot

Positive #20 - To Rest from Work on Shabbat

January 03, 2022 Adam Sabzevari Season 1 Episode 19
Sefer HaMitzvot
Positive #20 - To Rest from Work on Shabbat
Show Notes

In this episode, we learn positive mitzvah #20, which is rest from work on Shabbat.

  • This positive mitzva  has a corresponding negative mitzva of "not to work on Shabbat."
  • Work is referred to as melacha, or melachot in plural.
  • At a high level, a melacha is defined as an activity performed in the construction of the Mishkan, or the traveling Temple that the Jewish people had in the desert.
  • There are also many subcategories, which were not necessarily performed in the construction of the Mishkan, but they are similar enough to be considered a melacha.
  • There are 39 main melachot and many more subcategories.