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Based on some research, e.g. this link, I would venture that the Chazzal, the Rishonim and even early Achronim never heard of it and rarely if ever experienced the zap of static electricity. About the only way to accidentally produce static electricity without synthetic materials is by rubbing silk on glass, or fur on copper. Since they didn't wear ...


I located this which has a summary of some Do's / Dont's of some of the 39 Melachot It says: Whitening/Scouring What: Cleansing in any manor of absorbent materials with absorbed dirt or the bleaching of such materials. Do: Wash dishes, cups, etc. Use paper napkins to clean up spills Dry dishes with a cloth Hang up a suit jacket Hang up a rain coat ...

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