Monthly Archives: December 2012

No Fly Zone

Daf 131-146 (Shabbas 68a-83b) Comment My previous comment began with a reflection on rabbinic prohibitions that are more stringent than the Torah’s restrictions. In the subsequent dapim, there are several examples of rabbinic prohibitions that are interpreted more leniently. Unlike the … Continue reading

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Appearances Should Not Be Deceiving

Daf 117-130 (Shabbas 54a-67b) Comment Rabbinic prohibitions created to protect the Sabbath from desecration are often more stringent than the Torah’s restrictions. The additional restraints on behavior are enacted in order to avoid allowing an appearance that might be misinterpreted … Continue reading

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