Sunday, December 20, 2009

The importance of establishing Jewish life in Israel


"The sages taught: One may even write up a deed to purchase land in Israel on Shabbat.

"Do you really believe one could do this on Shabbat?! Rather, it is as Rava taught in another circumstance, that one may ask a non-Jew to do certain things on Shabbat, so in this case one may ask a non-Jew to do it. Although the sages prohibited asking a non-Jew to perform melachah on Shabbat, they did not create their decree in a case where that would prevent settlement of the land of Israel."

(Talmud, Gittin 8b)

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