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Chapter 90:6
Non-Melacha Prohibitions

6. Based on the phrase, "and you will honor it by not...SPEAKING of [weekday] matters" (Isaiah 58:13), our Sages inferred that only speaking is prohibited, but thought is permitted. Thus, one is allowed to think about one's business affairs on Shabbos. Nevertheless, due to the mitzvah of "oneg Shabbos" ("having pleasure on Shabbos"), it is a mitzvah not to think about [one's business affairs] at all, but rather to consider all one's work as having been completed. This can be derived from [Exodus 20:9]: "Six days shall you labor and complete ALL your tasks"; now, it is impossible for a person to complete all his tasks in one week; rather, the intent must be that, on each Shabbos, a person should consider all his tasks as having been completed. There is no greater pleasure than this. Surely a person should not think about a matter that arouses concern or anxiety.

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