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Daily Halacha

Laws of Shabbos #150

A fan which is off has no permitted function and therefore cannot be moved on Shabbos. The same would be true for any item which is turned off for Shabbos. Whether it is classified as a utensil with a forbidden use which has certain allowances (in this case, moving it for its place) or is more »

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Laws of Shabbos #149

A fan is a utensil designated for a forbidden use (turning on/ off is the forbidden function). As mentioned above, such a utensil can be moved if it is for a permitted purpose or if its place is needed. Therefore, one is allowed to move a fan that is on to blow on them in more »

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Laws of Shabbos #148

Included in a utensil designated for forbidden uses is not only items that are used for Biblically prohibited usages but also utensils used for Rabbinically prohibited usages. For example, an empty wallet is included even though it is used for money which is only Rabbinically prohibited.

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Laws of Shabbos #147

Kli Shemilachto L’issur/ A utensil which is designated for forbidden use: An example of such a utensil would be a hammer as its typical use is for building which is forbidden on Shabbos. Such a utensil may not be moved for no purpose, or to save it from being damaged (in from the rain or more »

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Laws of Shabbos #146

There are many different categories of Muktzah and different categories of how one handles the Muktzah as well as categories of how the Muktzah was initially placed. Each category has its own set of laws. We will slowly make our way through these different categories.

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Laws of Shabbos #145

While Muktzah is probably the most famous of prohibitions on Shabbos, the nature of the prohibition is Rabbinic. There is some discussion as to what motivated the rabbis to institute the laws of Muktzah. According to the Rambam, there are a number of reasons: 1) to make Shabbos different than the weekday not only in more »

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Laws of Shabbos #144

Straining pulp from orange juice with a strainer is allowed as it seen as one item. However, for someone who is too sensitive to drink orange juice with pulp, straining the juice would be prohibited as they perceive the pulp to be waste.

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Laws of Shabbos #142

There is no prohibition against straining two waste items. For example, pouring a mixture of solids and liquids into one’s sink where the mixture would be strained by the drain ones is permitted.

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Laws of Shabbos #141

If water is so impure that most people would not drink it, it is forbidden to strain. However, straining in the process of drinking is permitted. Thus, one can place a cloth over the cup or use a special cup to drink the impure water.

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Laws of Shabbos #140

Using a strainer to remove impurities that the vast majority of people do not care about it is permitted. For this reason, using a special filter attached to a faucet is permitted. However, for an individual who would not drink the water if it is not strained, using such a filter would be forbidden.

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