Torah.org Home Subscribe Services Support Us
 
Print Version

Email this article to a friend

Chapter 82:5
Carrying from One Domain to Another

5. In the previous halacha we learnt that if a breach in a courtyard wall is not wider than ten "amos" (1), it is viewed, halachically, as an entrance, and no repairs are required [in order to retain the courtyard's status as a private domain within which one may carry objects on Shabbos]; this rule, [however], only applies when there is only one breach [in the wall]. If, however, there is more than one breach, [carrying is permitted only] when the total width of the sections of the wall that are still standing is at least equal in size to the total width of the gaps in the wall. If, however, the total width of the gaps exceeds the total width of the sections of wall that remain intact, every gap that is larger than three "tefachim" (2) must be repaired (3).

FOOTNOTES:

(1) Opinions among the authorities as to the exact length of an "Amoh" ("cubit") range between 48 and 60cm (20 to 24 inches).

(2) Opinions among the authorities as to the exact length of a 'tefach' ('handbreadth') range between 8 and 10cm ( 3 to 4 inches)

(3) A gap which is less than three tefachim wide is, halachically, not defined as a gap, but rather, is viewed as a continuation of the wall. This is based on the principle called "Lovud" (See Shulchan Aruch 362:8).

Back Paragraph 4 Paragraph 6 Next
Table of Contents

Halacha-Yomi, Copyright (c) 2002 Project Genesis, Inc.


 

ARTICLES ON TERUMAH:

View Complete List

Honesty Comes First
Rabbi Yaakov Menken - 5763

Ark of Inclusion
Rabbi Mordechai Kamenetzky - 5762

Crowned Comestibles
Rabbi Mordechai Kamenetzky - 5760

ArtScroll

Part God, Part Us
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5769

Mikdash: The House that Man Builds
Rabbi Osher Chaim Levene - 5768

For G-d's Sake
Rabbi Pinchas Avruch - 5765

Looking for a Chavrusah?

Materials Listed In Descending Order Until They Mention The Expensive Stones
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5772

Upside Down
Rabbi Raymond Beyda - 5767

Of Givers and Takers
Rabbi Aron Tendler - 5762

> Who Goes Hither, Freind or Foe
Rabbi Naftali Reich - 5773

Long-Term Payout
Rabbi Eliyahu Hoffmann - 5761

Giving or Taking?
Rabbi Yisroel Ciner - 5764

Frumster - Orthodox Jewish Dating

'Tapping' into the Mishkan
Rabbi Eliyahu Hoffmann - 5760

Elevating the Physical
Rabbi Berel Wein - 5774

Taking - not Giving
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5756

So Much Potential
Rabbi Moshe Peretz Gilden - 5764



Project Genesis

Torah.org Home


Torah Portion

Jewish Law

Ethics

Texts

Learn the Basics

Seasons

Features

TORAHAUDIO

Ask The Rabbi

Knowledge Base




Help

About Us

Contact Us



Free Book on Geulah!




Torah.org Home
Torah.org HomeCapalon.com Copyright Information