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640. Performing Multiple Acts of Labor
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Shabbos 7:8 Based on the principle stated in 7:7, if a person plows, plants and harvests on Shabbos in one state of unawareness, he must bring three sin offerings for three primary categories of labor. If he violates all 39 categories of labors unintentionally – meaning that he forgot that it is prohibited to do […]
638. Subordinate Labors
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Shabbos 7:4 Similar to the examples in 7:2-3, whether one reaps grain or pulse, or if he harvests grapes, dates, olives or figs, they all represent the same primary category of labor because they all have the same goal: to remove produce from the place where it grows. The same idea applies with all the […]
637. Similar Activities
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Shabbos 7:2 The 39 labors and all similar activities are the primary categories of labor. “Similar activity” means as follows: Plowing, digging and making a groove in the dirt are all considered a primary category of labor since they all involve digging in the earth and they represent the same kind of activity. Shabbos 7:3 […]
636. A Shabbos Worker; The 39 Melachos
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Shabbos 6:25 If a person hires an employee to tend an animal or to babysit, he should not pay him a wage for Shabbos; accordingly, the employee is not responsible for Shabbos. If an employee was hired on a weekly basis, or an annual basis, he is paid the full amount (including Shabbos) and is […]