Cooking on shabbat

MARSHA B COHEN (MCOHEN02@servms.fiu.edu)
Fri, 30 May 1997 15:55:16 -0400 (EDT)

Richard (Rachamim) Paul wrote in Bais-Medrash:
>The Rabbis forbade in BT Shabbot Ch 3 using the hot springs of Tiberias on
>Shabbot or cooking an egg in the Sun so I therefore propound that it is
>forbidden to turn on and off a flourescent light

I am not an expert on fluorescent light. But I am curious as to why, if it
is not okay to cook an egg in the sun (i.e. you aren't turning the sun on
and off, just utilizing its heat that it emits anyway), it is permitted to
make cholent.

Marsha Cohen