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In a case of a gezera or any other issur that might not apply to a particular person (for whatever reason) we often still say it does because of a "lo plog". In order that we shouldn't make differences and exceptions in a gezera that was made or in a case of a particular issur.

What is an example of a "lo plog" from Shas?

What is an example of a case where we should apply the rule of a "lo plog" however we don't?

(I have not provided any examples in my question because that's exactly what I'm looking for a "classic" example that is found in Shas. As well as an example where we find that really we should say "lo plog" but we don't.)

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    I believe the phrase you are looking for is "לא פלוג רבנן", or "lo palug rabanan" - our rabbis do not differentiate. Yad Malachi כללי הש"ס 'ל' כלל שנז considers Eruvin 65b to be a classic example.
    – WAF
    Feb 27, 2013 at 23:38
  • @WAF why not make this an answer?
    – Yehoshua
    Feb 28, 2013 at 6:07
  • I didn't think it had enough substance to it, but here I go. . .
    – WAF
    Mar 1, 2013 at 1:08
  • @WAF you're right, I made that commment pretty quick after seeing yours... Any others?
    – Yehoshua
    Mar 1, 2013 at 6:03

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I believe the phrase you are looking for is "לא פלוג רבנן", or "lo palug rabanan" - our rabbis do not differentiate. Yad Malachi כללי הש"ס 'ל' כלל שנז considers Eruvin 65b to be a classic example.

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See Tosfos (hacha)in shabbas 45b about using an animal for a baby.

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  • That case is a lo plug.It is not clear what type of lo plug you want?
    – sam
    Mar 4, 2013 at 3:29
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    Summarizing this would be helpful.
    – Seth J
    Mar 4, 2013 at 14:23

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