Can a Jew lend a horse to a non-Jew for use on Shabbat? Ben Beteira says yes, even despite the strong requirement that the entire household rest on Shabbat. Why a horse? Note: The discussion here is matter-of-fact, without tension, on the topic of interaction between Jews/non-Jews. Also: transferring a piece of a corpse leads into a discussion of tzaraat. Wherein interfering with the skin ailment is prohibited (despite a possible human inclination to try to tweak what the kohen would see before diagnosing tzaraat or no). And: the prevalence of issues of tumah and taharah in a daily way, and in the context of Shabbat. Plus: A list of cosmetic routine actions that are prohibited on Shabbat, but don’t incur a sacrifice if you do them. What’s What: “Shevut.” (A curious placement of this list that gets some unpacking).
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