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652. Shearing
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Shabbos 9:7 If a person shears wool or hair, whether from a domestic animal or a wild animal, whether it is alive or dead, even from the skin, he is liable. The smallest amount for which one would be liable is enough to spin a thread that is twice the distance from the thumb to […]
651. Subordinate Labors of Cooking
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Shabbos 9:5 If a person puts meat on the coals and a portion the volume of a dried fig gets roasted, he is liable even if the roasted portions are not contiguous. If a portion the volume of a dried fig did not get cooked but the whole piece of meat gets half-cooked, he is […]
650. Cooking in the Sun
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Shabbos 9:3 If a person cracks an egg over a warm cloth, sand or the dust of the road that is heated by the sun, he is not liable even if the egg cooks because things heated by the sun are different from things heated by fire. Nevertheless, the Sages prohibited cooking with things heated […]
649. Cooking and Baking
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Shabbos 9:1 One who bakes in the volume of a dried fig is liable. This is true for baking bread, for cooking food and for heating water; they are all the same labor. The minimum volume of water for which one would be liable is enough to wash a small limb (i.e., a baby’s pinky […]
648. Grinding, Sifting
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Shabbos 8:15 One who grinds in the volume of a dried fig is liable. If a person crushes spices or herbs in a mortar, he performs the labor of grinding, for which he is liable. If one dices a vegetable that has been detached from where it grows, he performs a subordinate labor of grinding. […]
647. Separating Different Types of Food
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Shabbos 8:13 One who separates undesirable material from food is liable even if he only uses one hand. One who separates beans from their hulls is liable because the hulls sweeten the beans when they are cooked together. Therefore, it is considered taking undesirable material from food, for which one is liable. If a person […]