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Shabbat 124: Turning Broken Vessels into Vessels

The term “muktzah.” Shabbat vs. yom tov – when it comes to items with a permissible purpose on yom tov that is prohibited on Shabbat. But shouldn’t all details of Shabbat and yom tov be the same outside of food prep? And yet, that’s not necessarily the case. Also: the shards of broken vessels can be treated like the vessels themselves would have been, as long as they serve a purpose…. more of less specifically. Depending on when the vessel broke, in terms of determining its Shabbat use. Note: Designating a purpose to every given vessel for use on Shabbat must take place before Shabbat. And again, the question of the permitted melakhot on yom tov that are more limited because of the details of Shabbat.

 

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Anne and Yardaena

Anne Gordon is the deputy editor of Ops & Blogs at The Times of Israel. She is a veteran educator, having taught in high school and post-high school institutions in Israel and America for several decades. Yardaena Osband is a pediatrician and teaches in her community and online. They both hail from Boston, proud alumna of Maimonides School, where they first learned Gemara. Talking Talmud is their conversation (via podcast) on the daf yomi. They say: "Learning the daf? We have something for you to think about. Not learning the daf? We have something for you to think about! (Along with a taste of the daf...) Join the conversation with us!"
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