Shabbos 23:5-24:1

Shabbos 23:5

Needs of the deceased may be prepared on Shabbos; the deceased may be anointed and washed so long as they do not move his limbs. The cushion may be removed from under the body so that it rests on sand, which will help to preserve it. The deceased’s jaw may be tied, not to close it but to keep it from opening further. Similarly, if a beam breaks on Shabbos, it may be propped up with a bench or with the slats of a bed – not to raise it up but to keep it from further damage. The deceased’s eyes may not be closed on Shabbos; even on weekdays one may not close the eyes of a dying person. One who closes the eyes of a dying person, hastening death by mere seconds, is considered a full-fledged murderer.

Shabbos 24:1

If a person is traveling and he doesn’t reach his destination before Shabbos arrives, he should entrust his wallet to a non-Jew. If there is no non-Jewish traveler with him, he may put his wallet on his donkey. When he reaches the first courtyard, he may unload those things that may be handled on Shabbos. As for the things that may not be handled on Shabbos, he may untie the ropes so that the burdens fall off the donkey on their own.
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