Review Questions

  1. What does the Torah say about working on Shabbos?
  2. How do we know what is considered “work?”
  3. How many forbidden melachos are there on Shabbos? How do we know that number?
  4. Why is only meleches machsheves forbidden? What is considered meleches machsheves?
  5. What are avos and what are tolados? What is the difference between the two?
  6. Why did the rabbis forbid even more activities on shabbos than the Torah does?
  7. Give two examples of different types of rabbinic prohibitions that were enacted regarding shabbos?
  8. What is “makeh bepatish?”