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Mishnayos Shabbos Perek 9 Mishnah 4

שבת פרק ט׳ משנה ד׳


The mishna cites another allusion. From where is it derived that smearing oil on one’s body is like drinking and is similarly prohibited on Yom Kippur? Although there is no proof for this, there is an allusion to it, as it is stated: “And it comes into his inward parts like water and like oil into his bones” (Psalms 109:18). The verse appears to equate smearing oil on one’s body with drinking water.

מִנַּיִן לְסִיכָה שֶׁהִיא כַשְּׁתִיָּה בְיוֹם הַכִּפּוּרִים, אַף עַל פִּי שֶׁאֵין רְאָיָה לַדָּבָר, זֵכֶר לַדָּבָר, שֶׁנֶּאֱמַר (תהלים קט) וַתָּבֹא כַמַּיִם בְּקִרְבּוֹ וְכַשֶּׁמֶן בְּעַצְמוֹתָיו:


מנין לסיכה שהיא כשתיה – not actually like drinking to make him liable for extirpation, but that it is forbidden.

מנין לסיכה שהיא כשתיה. לא כשתיה ממש לחיובי עלה כרת, אלא שהיא אסורה: