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833. Others Saving Food
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Shabbos 23:23 Continuing the rule about saving a single vessel that contains enough food for many meals, one may save a basket of loaves of bread, a cake of dried figs and a barrel of wine, each of which is enough for several meals. One may likewise spread a garment, gather all he can in […]
832. Saving Food from a Fire
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Shabbos 23:21 If a fire breaks out on Friday night, one may save enough food for three meals, including both human food for people and fodder for animals. If a fire breaks out on Shabbos morning, one may save enough for two meals; on Shabbos afternoon, enough for one meal. Shabbos 23:22 The rule about […]
831. Reading Mundane Documents
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Shabbos 23:19 We are not permitted to read mundane documents on Shabbos out of concern that one might act in the normal manner and come to erase things. One is permitted to count his guests and the necessary appetizers but he may not refer to a written list out of concern that he will come […]
830. Drawing Lots
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Shabbos 23:17 It is prohibited to draw lots or to play dice on Shabbos because doing so is tantamount to performing transactions. One may draw lots with the members of his family in order to determine who will receive which portion in order to avoid disputes. Shabbos 23:18 It is prohibited on Shabbos to calculate […]
829. Separating Tithes on Shabbos
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Shabbos 23:15 If a person separated terumah and tithes on Shabbos or yom tov without intention to violate the law, he may eat the produce that he rendered fit. If he intentionally violated the law, he may not eat the produce until after Shabbos, though the act of separating terumah and tithes remains effective. Similarly, […]
828. Things Prohibited Because of Writing
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Shabbos 23:13 We may not arrange a sale on Shabbos by making a verbal agreement or by transferring the object to the buyer’s possession, and it may not be weighed even without a scale. Just as we may not weigh on Shabbos, so may we not count and measure, not with a measuring cup, a […]
827. Writing
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Shabbos 23:11 One who smears ointment on Shabbos is liable for performing a subordinate labor of smoothing hides. It is therefore prohibited to seal a hole with wax and similar substances as a preventive measure against smearing. One may not even do so with fat in order to avoid the possibility that one may come […]
826. Processing Leather
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Shabbos 23:9 We are not permitted to separate terumah or tithes on Shabbos because doing so resembles fixing an item that needs repair. Shabbos 23:10 Processing leather is a primary category of Shabbos labor. Softening a hide with oil like leather-workers do would render a person liable for the labor of processing leather. For this […]