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Gavra (2)

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

Gavra: (Aramaic, lit. “man”); a term used to imply that the halachic obligations associated with an entity center on the person performing the action rather than on the entity (cheftza)

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Entry for 'Gavra (2)'. Chabad Knowledge Base. 2012.

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