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Moving things around “opposite the gap” in an enclosure on Shabbat

On Shabbat there are mitigating structures whose presence can enclose an area physically, constituting a necessary ingredient in allowing movement of objects within that area. There are several ...
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Why should a Sefer Torah be obligated in Shaatnez?

Says the Mishnah, Kilayim 9:3: מִטְפְּחוֹת הַיָּדַיִם, מִטְפְּחוֹת הַסְּפָרִים, מִטְפְּחוֹת הַסַּפָּג, אֵין בָּהֶם מִשּׁוּם כִּלְאָיִם. רַבִּי אֶלְעָזָר אוֹסֵר. Hand towels, covers for Sifrei ...
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Why would it be okay to wear Shaatnez to avoid being robbed?

The Mishnah in Kilayim 9:2 states: וְלֹא יִלְבַּשׁ כִּלְאַיִם אֲפִלּוּ עַל גַּבֵּי עֲשָׂרָה, אֲפִלּוּ לִגְנֹב אֶת הַמֶּכֶס: One may not wear Shaatnez, even on top of ten layers [of clothes, ...
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Why is a dog considered a wild animal?

Kilayim 8:6, in listing various animals and whether they are considered wild or domesticated, says: כלב מין חיה A dog is a type of wild animal Why is this? We’re not talking about wild dogs ...
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Why does the Mishnah in Kilayim repeat halachos taught elsewhere?

Kilayim 4:3-4 teaches various halachos about walls, as a wall could divide between fields to allow planting on either side. Among those halachos taught are: A wall must be 10 tefachim tall. A ditch ...
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Why does R' Yishmael require the fields to alternate in Kilayim 3:6?

Kilayim 3:6 poses the case of a field sown with onions, and one wishes to plant gourds in this field. There are three opinions as to how much one should uproot, and as they pose their opinions in very ...
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Why can't you cut down a wheat stalk before planting the other species?

The Mishnah in Kelayim 2:3 records that if one wishes to plant barley in a field currently seeded with wheat, or vice versa, he must wait until the field is wormy, plow it, and then he may seed it. If ...