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Cholent on Shabbat


Question:
Why do Jews eat "cholent" (a stew of beans, potatoes, meat etc.) on the Shabbat?


AskTheRabbi.org answered:
To show belief in the Oral Tradition
Although the Torah forbids lighting a fire on Shabbat, the Oral Law permits having a fire remain burning on Shabbat; unlike the Karaites who forbade any fire on Shabbat and only ate cold food.

 
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