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732. Partitions of Reeds or Ropes
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Shabbos 16:18 If someone made an enclosure out of reeds, so long as there is less than three handbreadths (about 9”) between each reed and the one next to it, the partition is valid. Similarly, if one made a partition out of ropes, it is valid so long as there is less than three handbreadths […]
731. A Partition with Many Openings
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Shabbos 16:16 If a partition’s open area exceeds its closed area, it is not considered a partition at all. If the open area equals the closed area, one may carry within the enclosure so long as none of the openings exceeds ten cubits in width (about 15’). This is because an opening up to ten […]
730. Campers in Three Adjacent Enclosures
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Shabbos 16:14 Let’s say that three areas are enclosed for purposes other to serve as dwellings, are located next to one another, and open to one another. Furthermore, the two outside enclosures are wide and the one in the middle is narrow. There are barriers on either side around the outside areas. If three people […]
729. Forming a Caravan
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Shabbos 16:12                       Let’s say that someone spends Shabbos in a valley and he constructs a partition around his camp. If the enclosed area is no larger than needed to plant two seah of seed, he may carry throughout it. If the enclosure is larger than this, he may only carry within four cubits. The same […]
728. A Yard Behind Houses
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Shabbos 16:10 If a yard behind some houses is larger than needed to plant two seah of seed, one may only carry within four cubits, even when the houses open to the yard. If one makes an entrance from one of the houses to the yard and subsequently encloses it, then the yard would be […]
727. Reducing the Size of an Enclosure
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Shabbos 16:8 If an enclosure is larger than necessary to plant two seah of seed, so someone tries to reduce the area by planting trees, the enclosure is not considered reduced. If one installs a pillar ten handbreadths tall (about 30”) and at least three handbreadths wide (9”) next to the wall, the enclosure is […]
726. An Enclosure That Has Been Planted
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Shabbos 16:6 If produce has been planted in the greater part of an area that is larger than needed to plant two seah of grain and that was enclosed to serve as a dwelling, it is considered a garden and one may not carry throughout it, just within four cubits. If only the minority part […]
725. Reassigning the Purpose of an Enclosure
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Shabbos 16:4 Regarding an area that is enclosed other than for use as a dwelling and is of sufficient size to plant two seah (seven gallons) of seed, if the length is twice the width – such as 100 cubits by 50 cubits (about 150’x75’) like the courtyard of the Mishkan (Tabernacle), it is permitted […]
724. A Rock in the Sea
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Shabbos 16:2 If a surface is raised more than ten handbreadths (about 30”) above the ground and its area is the size necessary to plant two seah of seed (seven gallons) or less, one may carry on the entire surface. If the area exceeds the space need to plant two seah, one may only carry […]
723. Enclosed Gardens and Orchards
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Shabbos 15:22 What if someone wants to move thorns so that people would not be injured by them? If the thorns are in a public domain, he should move them less than four cubits at a time (i.e., less than six feet). If they are in a carmelis (the quasi-public domain), the thorns may be […]