More brit milah on Shabbat – everyone accepts that milah overrides Shabbat: it’s Halakhah! From brit milah, we infer that saving a life also overrides Shabbat. What’s What: Kal va-chomer. In the context of different approaches of rabbinic interpretation. Plus: The Rock Paper Scissors of what overrides Shabbat – meaning, when there’s a conflict between mitzvot that compete for the time (namely, on Shabbat), which takes precedence: brit milah, the Temple service, tzara’at.
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