Our learning today is in honor of Deborah Spector, on her birthday, dedicated by her chevruta, Cindy Barnard.
More What’s What on “kal va-chomer.” Also – when it comes to removing chametz, if you don’t do it, you’ve violated two negative commandments. A variety of biblical verses come together to prohibit the eating of various creatures, as a sample of many verses coming together to round out the prohibition. The explication of text thereby elaborates on the negative commandments without actually increasing the number of negative commandments. Plus: The requirement that the violation include doing it in the normal, standard, usual manner of doing it, or of getting benefit – if one is to be given lashes for the violation.
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