Chapter 24 Mishna 1
What to do with a donkey carrying a heavy burden on the road and it becomes Shabbos? Since we allow the person to reach his destination before unloading the animal is he not guilty of intentionally violating Shabbos? And is the punishment for this stoning? No, the animal carried rather than the person. This is prohibited, but one is not liable to punishment, as stated by Rav the brother of Rav Mari bar Rachel in the name of R’ Yochanan. Why is Rav Mari identified publicly with his mother’s name rather than his father? Because Rachel was taken captive… Dogs may be walked on Shabbos, but there are some considerations to watch out for. When the donkey reaches a place where the load can be safely stowed on the ground, how do we unload it? Differentiate between items that are prepared for Shabbos and those which are muktzeh, set-aside. Glass is a special case. Rabban Gamliel made a mistake with respect to spoiled honey. Rabba made a mistake with respect to using the donkey’s side as a play place for his little son. To honor our last Friday in tractate Shabbos during this Daf Yomi cycle, Sal shares the incredible story of Hasidic Rebbes Boruch and Levi Yitzhak, A Fish and A Prayer Shawl.