Episode 14 – https://www.matsati.com
Further comments on Carrying on the Shabbat and the Eruv laws (John 5:8-11) We are talking about an Eruv law here. The Oral Torah permits carrying within an enclosed “private” area on Shabbat and other holidays. This area can either be physical or symbolic. Such an area enclosed and considered “private” may vary in size from a small home to an entire community depending on various circumstances and specific situations. The Talmud specifies both the definitions of an enclosure and how to render an entire area a private domain from a small home to an entire community. This is normally performed using strings that are fastened around the “private domain.” This string indicates where the people may walk and carry on the Sabbath. Yeshua telling the man to carry his mat was fully within his authority to do so and did not violate the rabbinic tradition.