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SHABBOS 80
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1. One who carries ink on Shabbos and writes two letters with it as he is walking is liable for carrying.
 
2. If a person carried enough ink to write one letter, which he wrote, and then repeated this action, he is not liable for carrying.
 
3. Rav Yehudah discusses the different hair removal treatments available for young women in his time.
 
4. The plaster treatment can work well, but it can also be deadly.
 
5. One should not teach the Ma'aseh Merkavah unless he is worthy of doing so.

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1. Normally, one is liable for carrying on Shabbos only when he stops walking with the item or he puts the item down, because an act of carrying requires both Akirah (picking up) and Hanachah (putting down). However, writing is considered an act of Hanachah since the normal resting place of ink is on paper, and thus he is liable when he writes with the ink that he carried.
 
2. He did not carry a significant amount of ink at one time. The first letter had already dried on the paper and was no longer considered ink such that it could join with the second amount of ink that he carried.
 
3. Poor girls would remove unwanted hair with plaster, rich girls would use fine flour, and princesses would use Mor oil (one opinion says that this is olive oil made from olives that did not grow one third of their normal growth).
 
4. The Gemara relates that after undergoing this treatment, Rav Bibi's daughter became beautiful, while the daughter of a Nochri died.
 
5. The Gemara relates that a person from the Galil who started to teach this was bitten by a hornet on his forehead and subsequently died.

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