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599. Starting a Labor Before Shabbos
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Shabbos 2:25 If Jews have cause to wage war against a non-Jewish city, the siege should commence at least three days before Shabbos. War may then be waged on any day, even on Shabbos, until the city is conquered; this is true even for a voluntary war. The Midrash understands “until you have conquered it” […]
598. Under Siege
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Shabbos 2:23 If non-Jews attack a Jewish city on Shabbos, if their intention is mere financial profit, Shabbos is not violated and we do not go to war against them. If the city is located near the border (so that it is a security issue), we march against them with weapons and fight even if […]
597. Lost in the Desert
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Shabbos 2:21 If all the residents left their courtyard for another courtyard and while on the way one of them – we don’t know who – left the group and entered a third courtyard, where an avalanche fell on him, in such a case we do not remove the debris on Shabbos. Since the residents […]
596. An Avalanche
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Shabbos 2:19 If they are clearing an avalanche and, upon reaching the victim’s nose, they discover that he is no longer breathing, he should be left there until after Shabbos because we do not violate Shabbos for one who has already died. Even if those on the top level of an avalanche have died, we […]
595. A Child in a Well
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Shabbos 2:17 If a child falls into a pit on Shabbos, one may remove a clump of dirt to retrieve him even though doing so creates a step. If a child gets locked in a room, one may break down the door even though he creates pieces of wood that are fit to be used […]