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Is it possible to use a bagel for "lechem mishneh" on Shabbos? On one hand this is a complete baked item, but on the hand, its shape makes it appear as if it is not complete.

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"Nadab and Abihu, however, died before the Lord, when they made an offering with unauthorized fire before Him in the Desert of Sinai. They had no sons, so Eleazar and Ithamar served as priests during the lifetime of their father Aaron." (Numbers3:4). What is meant by "unauthorized fire"?

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Hi Rabbi, I find the concept of “rest” on Shabbat confusing. Why is walking up eight flights of stairs in my high-rise building considered not “work,” but pushing an elevator button is yes considered work? Thanks for any insight.

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Dear Rabbi, every Friday I make Challah for Shabbat. But I have no idea why I braid the Challahs I make, other than that’s what everyone else does! Is there any significance to braiding Challah?
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