Shabbat Tweets, Chapter 7

Chapter 7:

Pg 68: A child that was raised amongst gentiles & never knew about the laws of Sabbath is only liable for one infraction.

Pg 69: A stranded man that doesn’t know what day is the Sabbath works 7 days a week, but just enough for daily survival.

Pg 70: 39 prime actions prohibited on the Sabbath are numbered to teach that even if did them all together, liable for each.

Pg 71: Knowledge of each sin creates accountability for each sin.

Pg 72: One is innocent if committed a forbidden action on the Sabbath thinking he was doing a permissible one.

Pg 73: On the Sabbath prohibited to: farm, cook, hunt, process leather & garments, write, build, kindle, transport.

Pg 74: Sabbath prohibition of separating permitted items only if it is useful from useless, by hand and for immediate use.

Pg 75: It is a positive command to calculate the seasons and movement of the stars if one has the capacity.

Pg 76: The shells, pits and stems of produce do not count towards the minimum that one is liable for transport on the Sabbath.

Chapter 7 Summary: “Klal Gadol”: 3 levels of inadvertent sin on the Sabbath:

  1. Don’t know about the need to keep the Sabbath.
  2. Didn’t know what day the Sabbath was.
  3. Forgot at the moment that is was the Sabbath and didn’t know or forgot the act they were doing was forbidden.

There are 39 prime categories of prohibited acts on the Sabbath. Most have a certain “minimum” quantity that makes one Biblically “liable” for the act.

Carrying gets special attention and there are a range of “minimums” that create liability depending on what item it is.

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