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1) PREPARING A WOUND-COVER FOR USE ON SHABBOS
QUESTION: The Beraisa teaches that one may wear a wound-cover outside of his home on Shabbos (and it is not considered as though he is carrying an object, but rather it is considered a garment that he is wearing) if he daubed it with oil before Shabbos, or, alternatively, if he wore it out of his home once before Shabbos. This implies that if he did not wear it on Friday, he may not go out with it on Shabbos because, as Rashi explains, it is not considered a garment.2) HALACHAH: PREPARING AN OBJECT FOR USE ON SHABBOS
OPINIONS: The Gemara cites three opinions concerning how a person must prepare an object for use on Shabbos so that it is not Muktzah: (1) he must do a *formal act of preparation* with the object; (2) it suffices to *think* about using the object on Shabbos (that is, to mentally designate it for use on Shabbos); (3) he merely has to use it once before Shabbos (with no particularly formal act of preparation or mental designation). What is the Halachah?(a) TOSFOS cites RABEINU SHIMSHON who rules leniently (and he merely has to use it once before Shabbos) because that seems to be how Rav Ashi and Rav Asi conclude in the Gemara.HALACHAH: The SHULCHAN ARUCH (OC 308:20) rules like the lenient opinion of Tosfos (a), that using it once before Shabbos is sufficient preparation for Shabbos.
50b3) BRUISING AN OLIVE ON SHABBOS
OPINIONS: The Gemara discusses whether one may bruise an olive on Shabbos. Besides the problem of handling food disrespectfully, what should be wrong with bruising an olive from the perspective of the Halachos of Shabbos?Next daf(a) RASHI explains that one bruises an olive to make it sweeter. TOSFOS (DH Mahu) explains that Rashi means that bruising an olive might be prohibited on Shabbos because one thereby makes it into an edible food item, an act which is prohibited on Shabbos (155a). The Rishonim dispute Rashi's explanation because according to Rashi, the question of bruising an olive has nothing to do with the Sugya here.
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