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(lit. "object") Prohibitions or obligations may define the status of the "cheftza," the object or act in question, in contrast to those which mandate the behavior of the "gavra," the person.

Cheftza: (Aramaic, lit. “entity”): a term used to imply that the relevant halachic obligations affect the object rather than the person involved (gavra)

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Entry for 'Cheftza'. Chabad Knowledge Base. 2012.

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