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If the shoveling is being done for safety, ie, to make a path for people to walk without slipping, not only is the non-Jew allowed to do so, but the Jew can do so as well.


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I don't think there is any problem with doing this. You are not creating the image, you are just allowing it to be seen by removing something which prevented you from seeing it. There is a discussion regarding a form of invisible ink that by putting it next to the flame it can be seen, which according to the Pri Megadim is rabbinically prohibited. But there ...


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Dose of Halacha bring sources that allow it and those that forbid it based on different reason than mentioned above: Whether printing from a computer is considered ma'aseh hedyot or ma'aseh uman is the source of much debate. The dilemma is that while certainly nowadays typing requires less skill than writing (see Chol Hamoed Kehilchaso 6:89), nonetheless ...


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strong textDon't forget that hesron kiss or davar haaved (חסרון כיס) is not only measured by the acquirer's situation, but the situation of the vendor is also taken into consideration to permit the transaction. In other words, to buy something is allowed if this helps the salesman with parnassa of the mo'ed. source: mishna moed katan 3-4. see in Bartenura; ...


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Perhaps one may suggest the following. Simply speaking, chesron mammon is an actual loss of money, as opposed to losing out on potential gain, as the gemaras in Moed Katan (2b, 3a, see there) seem to imply. The Torah only forbade work that has a halachic name of "melacha" (the 39 of shabos etc.) with the exclusion of techumim, crossing the line of permitted ...


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One way to understand this is that the restrictions are Rabbinic (Tosfos, Maggid Mishna to the Rambam Shvisas Yom Tov 7:1 and others), and they built-in this exception. Rabbinic decrees often have such trap doors in order to ensure that they are manageable by the people. Another is that while the prohibition is Biblical (Rashi and many more), the exact ...



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