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Gavra and Cheftza ("Person" and "Object")

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Gavra and Cheftza ("Person" and "Object"): (lit. "man" and "object") Prohibitions or obligations are divided between those which apply to the "gavra," the person himself, mandating his behavior, and those which apply to the "cheftza," the object or the act in question, defining its status.
"Creation" (beriah, in the Hebrew), which means bringing something into being out of a prior state of non-existence, implies a "before" and "after"; so to say that G-d created anything is also to say that He first (or simultaneously) created time...
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