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663. Tearing
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Shabbos 10:9 One who sews two stitches is liable as long as he ties them at both ends so that they remain in place without slipping out. If a person sews one more stitch, he is liable even if he did not tie the ends because then the stitches will remain in place. One who […]
662. Untying
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Shabbos 10:7 Any kind of knot that one would be liable for tying would also make one liable for untying; if one is not liable for tying a knot, he is not liable for untying it. If a knot is permitted to be tied on Shabbos, it is also permitted to be untied. Shabbos 10:8 […]
661. More Permitted Tying
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Shabbos 10:5 One may tie a bow on Shabbos because it will not be switched out for a knot. Therefore, if a rope breaks, one may take the two ends, wrap a linen cord around them and tie a bow. Shabbos 10:6 One may tie a knot that is not of permanent nature for the […]
660. Permitted Forms of Tying
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Shabbos 10:3 A woman may tie her cloak even if it has two openings. She may tie her hairnet even if it fits loosely on her head. One may tie the shoe straps and sandal straps of a kind that one ties around the foot when putting them on. One may tie pouches of wine […]
659. Tying
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Shabbos 10:1 If a person ties a knot that is meant to remain permanently and that can only be tied by skilled professionals, he is liable. This includes the kind of knots tied by camel drivers, by sailors, and by shoemakers when making shoes and sandals. If a person ties a knot that is meant […]
Gezel Sheina: Stealing Sleep
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To disturb someone who is sleeping or to prevent someone from falling asleep is a violation of gezel sheina.[1] In fact, some sources maintain that stealing sleep is even worse than stealing possessions.[2] This is because one who steals another person’s possessions can usually make restitution by returning the stolen items or reimbursing the owner […]