''Shabbat,'' by Rabbi Yosef Zvi Rimon, discusses topics related to eleven of the thirty-nine primary categories of labor (avot melakha) of Shabbat, those connected to the bread-making process (sidura dePat), from Sowing (zore'a) through Cooking (mevashel). The book presents the halakha by analyzing all relevant sources from the Torah, through the Mishna and Talmud, earlier and later halakhic authorities (Rishonim and Aharonim), as well as contemporary halakhic authorities, tracing each halakha from the source through the latest practical applications.
''Shabbat'' is written in clear prose, presented in an intuitive manner. It begins with a brief summary of all the topics discussed in the book and it includes charts and pictures to enhance the reader's understanding of the laws and their applications. There is also additional material relating to the spiritual meaning of Shabbat, and biographical information about the authorities cited in the book. The book is suitable for anyone seeking to study the laws of Shabbat in depth, regardless of one s background in the study of halakha in general or in the laws of Shabbat in particular.
Gateway to Shabbat
[Rav Rimon] is an acknowledged expert whose books have made a meaningful contribution to the Torah world on many levels, both for those engaged in full-time Torah study in Yeshivot and Kollelim, as well as for lay people.
--Rav Aharon Lichtenstein (zt''l) was Rosh Yeshiva at Yeshivat Har Etzion
The esteemed author was privileged to have his book placed on the ''table of kings'' . . . the Gaon, Rav ayim Kanievsky, who showered the author with holy blessings.
--Rav Sim a HaKohen Kook, Chief Rabbi and President of the rabbinic court, Rehovot.
About the Author
Rabbi Rimon is the Rosh Yeshiva of Lev Academic Center (JCT), Founder and Chairman of Sulamot and LaOfek, and Rabbi of Alon Shevut South. Rabbi Rimon writes extensively on Talmud and halakha-related topics and teaches these subjects in a variety of settings.