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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 […]
722. A Reader Who Drops His Scroll
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Shabbos 15:20 One who is standing on a ship may not draw water from the sea unless he makes a protrusion, four handbreadths by four handbreadths in size (about 1’x1’), that extends from the side of the ship over the water. This is when the ship’s deck is within ten handbreadths of the water (about […]
721. Pouring into a Gutter or Drain
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Shabbos 15:18 Let’s say that there’s a drain into which water is poured and through which it flows underground into a public domain, or a gutter where water is poured and it flows down a wall into a public domain. Even if the wall or the distance underground through which the water passes is 100 […]
720. A Pit to Collect Water
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Shabbos 15:16 We may not pour water into a courtyard that is smaller than four cubits by four cubits (about 6’x6’) on Shabbos because the water will quickly reach the public domain. In such a case, one must dig a pit two seah in volume (about seven gallons) in the courtyard or in the public […]
719. A Balcony Over a Channel of Water
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Shabbos 15:14 If a channel of water passes between several courtyards that open onto it, if the channel is too small to be considered its own domain, the residents may lower buckets from their windows and draw water from the channel on Shabbos. This applies when the channel is not more than three handbreadths (9”) […]
718. A Channel of Water in a Courtyard
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Shabbos 15:12 If a channel of water that passes through a courtyard is wider than ten cubits (about 15’), we may not draw water from it on Shabbos unless a partition is erected where it enters and exits the courtyard. This applies even when the channel is less than ten handbreadths deep (30”). Since it […]
Netilas Yadaim In The Morning (Part 2)
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Preparing Water By The Bed 1. As stated in the previous post, the Gemara states that upon waking up in the morning an evil spirit rests upon one’s hands. The Gemara severely warns that one may not touch certain parts of the body before washing his hands as the ruach ra’ah can cause damage to […]
Kaddish, U’Va L’Tzion, Hallel and Birkat HaChodesh
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Responding to Mourner’s Kaddish When answering mourner’s kaddish, respond after the person who you hear first. Late in Joining Mourner’s Kaddish Situation: All mourners should say kaddish in unison. You are a mourner. When you go to minyan, the other mourners are already saying mourner’s kaddish. WHAT TO DO: You may join in as long as the other […]