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Gavra (2)

(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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