When there’s no dispute… really. Also: A new topic: folding your garments and bedclothes in Shabbat, as long as you’re not preparing for Saturday night. Including from Yom Kippur (before the calendar was set and rigged against that possibility). What is permitted to be folded depends on how many changes of clothes one has – to allow the treatment of Shabbat as special. That different treatment is sourced in Isaiah/the haftara for Yom Kippur, and applies to clothes, the way of going, what you say, in terms of manner and content. Note: The Gemara here moves past the 39 melakhot to get to our experience of Shabbat. Also, how we apply the principles today. Plus: A comment on the remnants of the Flood in Babylonia. And: The Book of Ruth and the midrashim on it – why the risque overtone, and why Chazal diminish it with their interpretations. Mini-Who’s Who: The wealth of Rabbi Yehudah HaNasi.
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