🛎 AT Daily! #273 – 🚷 Rav Said: Do Not Live In This Kind Of Place! 🏘 Eruvin 55

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Chapter 5, Mishna 1

Three more wisdom teachings based on Deut. 30:12-13, the Torah is not in the Heavens or beyond the sea… How do we set the edges of certain irregularly-shaped cities for the purpose of measuring one’s Shabbos boundary? Rav advises against living in a nomadic desert compound composed of temporary huts. Why? A settlement composed of temporary huts is not a city regarding Shabbos boundary. But didn’t the Children of Israel occupy temporary huts in the wilderness, and their massive encampment WAS regarded as a city?! Rava: if the Lord tells you to dwell there, it’s a city!

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