The Laws of Shabbat

Are you prepared for Shabbat? Learn the ins and outs of how to get yourself, your kitchen and home ready for the day of rest.

  • Dive into the essence of Shabbat as the day of rest.
  • Explore the concept of thoughtful work and its significance.
  • Delve into the roots of plowing and sowing, connecting with ancient traditions.
  • Uncover the secrets of food preparation and the art of cooking on Shabbat.
  • Learn about various tasks and activities, from sifting to weaving, and their relevance.
  • Discover the fascinating world of Shabbat-related activities through engaging exams.
Meet the instructors

Alan Goldman & Rabbi Shraga Simmons

Alan Goldman studied at Yeshivat Har Etzion in Israel and has a BA in Political Science from Columbia University. He also holds an MSW from Yeshiva University's Wurzweiler School of Social Work and a JD from Case Western Reserve School of Law. Having been a social worker, an attorney, and a Judaic studies teacher, he is now the development director for a small nonprofit organization. Alan lives with his family in suburban Cleveland, Ohio.

Rabbi Shraga Simmons is co-founder of, co-author of "48 Ways to Wisdom (Artscroll), and the founder of Jewish Pathways, the precursor to Aish Academy.  He is the co-founder of of and author of "David & Goliath",
 the definitive account of anti-Israel media bias. Originally from Buffalo, New York, he holds a degree in journalism from the  University of Texas at Austin, and rabbinic ordination from the Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem.  Rabbi Simmons lives with his wife
and children in the Modiin region of Israel.
Patrick Jones - Course author