Today’s Daf Yomi Question:
If one merely writes ‘Shem’ out of the word ‘Shimon’ he is chayav. Why would this not be considered a Davar she’ino miskaven – since his intention was to write the complete word ‘Shimon’?
The Gemara was looking for a case where he forgot about the 39 melachos, but he is still regarded as knowledgeable about Shabbos. Why can’t we say that the basic awareness that there is a concept of forbidden melachos on Shabbos is sufficient (although not specifically these 39) to deem him knowledgeable about Shabbos?