The Gemara in Masechet Shabbat (51) discusses the issue of crushing ice or snow on Shabbat. It emerges from the Gemara, as the Shulchan Aruch rules, that it is forbidden to crush ice or snow on Shabbat, as it resembles Sehita (squeezing). The Torah forbids squeezing grapes, for example, to produce

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