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Laws of Shabbos #168

Although moving branches that are attached (or detached) from the ground may not be done on Shabbos, according to some Poskim, one may walk regularly even if this causes the branches to move. If it is difficult to walk around the branches one may rely on this opinion.

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Laws of Shabbos #166

Although one may not eat food on Yom Kippur one may handle food on Yom Kippur and it is not Muktzah. This is because one may feed children on Yom Kippur. This would be true even for one who does not have children.

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Laws of Shabbos #165

A number of other items that fall under the category of Muktzah machmas gufo and cannot be moved at all: Money credit cards hand lotion  

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Laws of Shabbos #164

Any forbidden food cannot be moved on Shabbos/ Yom Tov. On the Yom Tov days of Pesach, if one finds Chameitz, one may not move it and should cover it until after the holiday is over. (Ask your local Orthodox rabbi what to do with the Chameitz at that point.)

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Laws of Shabbos #163

A roll of toilet paper or paper towel, even though one cannot rip pieces from it, is not Muktzah and may be moved. The reason for this is two-fold, the toilet paper can be ripped (not along the perforations) if one does not have a tissue. Additionally, although it is not commonly used in this more »

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Laws of Shabbos #162

If a page tore from a book and is not usable it cannot be moved at all. This would be true as well for a page of a holy book. One would have to leave the page on the floor if that is where it is lying (Chazon Ish). However, if the page can be more »

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Laws of Shabbos #161

Based on the principal discussed yesterday it would be permitted to move food that can people eat even if it is not so typical. As long as it is a food that push come to shove one would eat raw, one can then move the food item.

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Laws of Shabbos #160

Although most foods that need to be cooked are Muktzah Machmas Gufo and cannot be used at all, there is some debate about raw meat being allowed to be moved. The reason for this is that since dogs can eat raw meat, it is therefore a product that one can feasibly need on Shabbos. According more »

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Laws of Shabbos #159

We started discussing the some of the categories of Muktzah before Purim and we will now continue with a discussion of Muktzah Machmas Gufo. This is a category of Muktzah which cannot be moved for any purpose at all (unlike the category of Muktzah called Kli Shemilachto L’issur which can be moved if one needs more »

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Daily Halacha – Blessing on Blossoming Trees

When one sees blossoming trees for the first time one should say the following blessing: בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה ה’ אֱ-לֹהֵינוּ מֶלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם שֶׁלֹּא חִסַּר בְּעוֹלָמוֹ כְּלוּם וּבָרָא בוֹ בְּרִיּוֹת טוֹבוֹת וְאִילָנוֹת טוֹבוֹת לֵהָנוֹת בָּהֶם בְּנֵי אָדָם. (Blessed are You, L‑rd our G‑d, King of the universe, Who has made nothing lacking in His world, and created in it more »

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