Monday, 7 January 2013

shabbat 96

not everything is written explicitly in the text

some details are hidden, they need to be anonymous

others, just aren't there...

(after an inconclusive discussion about where in the Torah the prohibition of carrying in public space on Shabbat is derived, there is the statement that it is from tradition and not written in the text. there is also a discussion about the man who gathers wood on shabbat and is punished. R. Akiva identifies him as Zelophehad, but R. Yehudah b. Beteira is cautious, the text does not say so explicitly and so may slander an innocent man. for english translation of this talmud page, see here)

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