Wednesday, 29 March 2017

bava batra 66

the forest & the hive

There is a question about items that are attached to the ground, if they are considered fixed, and therefore like the ground, or not. This discussion began with what is included when one sells a house, to what piping would be considered "drawing water" for a mikvah, and now the status of beehives. If they are attached to the ground then removing honey on shabbat would make one as liable as extracting plants from the ground. Or picking fruit from a tree. because there is a pun at play. the word for forest is the same word for beehive. Bava Batra is currently a little dull, but drawing honeycomb trees is rather pleasant. 

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