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1) BATHING ON SHABBOS AND YOM TOV
QUESTION: It is forbidden to bathe one's entire body with hot water on Shabbos and Yom Tov. The reason is because of the Gezeirah that was made in order to prevent the bath attendants from heating water on Shabbos.2) HALACHAH: WASHING ONE'S ENTIRE BODY ON SHABBOS
May one wash his entire body on Shabbos? The Gemara concludes that the Halachah is in accordance with Rebbi Yehudah, who says that it is permitted to wash with cold water, but not with hot water. However, the custom is not to wash even with cold water, because there are many prohibitions that one might accidentally transgress (such as squeezing the towel or one's hair).
40b3) PLACING A KETTLE OF HOT WATER ON ONE'S STOMACH
OPINIONS: The Gemara states that a person should not place a kettle of hot water on his stomach on Shabbos (for a reason other than the danger involved of the hot water spilling on him). What is the reason for this prohibition on Shabbos?Next daf(a) RASHI says that it is prohibited because the hot water may spill over onto the person and it will be as if he is washing his body on Shabbos with hot water (in other words, a Gezeirah for a Gezeirah. It is evident from Rashi that washing the torso is equivalent to washing one's entire body, which is prohibited on Shabbos).
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