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Mishnayos Shabbos Perek 2 Mishnah 6

שבת פרק ב׳ משנה ו׳


This mishna concludes the aggadic treatment of the topic of kindling the Shabbat lights. For three transgressions women are punished and die during childbirth: For the fact that they are not careful in observing the laws of a menstruating woman, and in separating ḥalla from the dough, and in lighting the Shabbat lamp.

עַל שָׁלשׁ עֲבֵרוֹת נָשִׁים מֵתוֹת בִּשְׁעַת לֵדָתָן, עַל שֶׁאֵינָן זְהִירוֹת בַּנִּדָּה וּבַחַלָּה וּבְהַדְלָקַת הַנֵּר:


בשעת לידתן – at the time of danger which is designated for retribution.

Regarding Challah and lighting Shabbat candles. because these are among the needs of a household, and she is found at home, and therefore she is bound to them.

בשעת לידתן. בשעת סכנה מזומן פורענותא:

ובחלה ובהדלקת הנר. לפי שצרכי הבית הן והיא מצויה בבית, תלויין בה: