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Set aside things(Hebrew: muktzeh)

Objects that should not be touched on the Sabbath. The Talmud decrees that there are four categories of muktzeh: objects connected with work, objects not normally used, objects that came into existence on the Sabbath day, and objects which supported objects connected with work.


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Reprinted with permission from A Concise Encyclopedia of Judaism,
by Dan Cohn-Sherbok
.© Oneworld Publications.