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1. There is a dispute about how one may use water heated up before Shabbos for washing himself on Shabbos.
2. The Beraisa discusses a bathhouse whose waters were sealed before Shabbos or Yom Tov in order to keep their heat.
3. The Gemara relates that people would lie about washing or sweating from the bathhouses.
4. One is allowed to call a person who transgresses a Rabbinic law an "Avaryan," a "transgressor."
5. One is not allowed to speak or even think words of Torah in the bathhouse or bathroom.
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1. Rav: One may use the water to wash any of his limbs, but he may wash only one limb at a time. Shmuel: One may use the water to wash only his face, hands, and feet.
2. One is allowed to bathe in these waters immediately after Shabbos. One is allowed to sit in the room containing this bath on Yom Tov in order to sweat from the heat, and then wash himself off in the outer room.
3. This caused many decrees to be enacted. The Chachamim finally forbade sweating in a bathhouse on Shabbos but allowed washing in the hot springs of Teverya.
4. This is apparent from the Beraisa which discusses those who sweat on Yom Tov and actually bathed in hot water, which is forbidden only mid'Rabanan, and even so the Beraisa calls them, "those who commit sins."
5. Speaking words of Torah in such a place is forbidden even in a language other than Hebrew. The exception to this rule is speaking in order to prevent someone from sinning while in the bathhouse. (For example, one is permitted to tell someone else that he may not wash with hot water on Shabbos.)
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