Shabbos 117 – שבת קיז

The Gemara considers skinning for the sake of the flesh a ‘Davar she’ino miskaven’ – why is it ‘eino miskaven’ if he fully intends on doing the skinning?

Why is there no issur (of ‘Hachana’) when saving on Yom Kippur for the following Shabbos?

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  1. As is the case in any P’sik Reisha, he is aware of the fact that he is doing that Melacha but did not set out to accomplish that task. Here too, he is not trying to skin an animal per se. He’s merely trying to get inside. This is not much different from the case of Potze’a Chilazon.

    Saving food is for its own sake. It would have been Muttar to save for a week or more if not for the Gezeira that he might put out the fire. When the Gemara prohibited saving from Shabbos to Yom Tov, Rashi explained that this prohibition is not about Hachana, only that since he will be able to prepare more food on Yom Tov we don’t allow more than the minimum three meals.

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