Does a law derived from a gezeirah shavah
1) assume the characteristics of the context from which it is derived, or
2) does the derived law assume the characteristics of the target context?
How do we rule?
Barry Epstein, Dallas, USA
It is evident from the various Halachic disputes throughout the Gemara -- which are explained based on this dispute -- that the Halachah follows the view that a Gezeirah Shavah teaches the law only with regard to a specific detail and the derived law assumes the characteristics of the target context (#2 above).