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860. A Bolt Tied to Its Door
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Shabbos 26:10 If a bolt without a bulb at the end is tied to and hanging from the door, it may be used to bolt the door on Shabbos. Such a bolt may be carried together with the rope that attaches it to the door. If the rope is permanently attached to the door and […]
859. Doors and Bolts
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Shabbos 26:8 Let us discuss a door that (a) formerly had a hinge but currently does not, (b) is prepared for use in sealing a yard, and (c) drags on the ground when it is opened and closed. In such a case, if the door is attached to and hanging on the wall, it may […]
858. Is a Ladder Considered a Utensil?
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Shabbos 26:6 The remains of tattered mats are utensils whose purpose is permitted because they can be used to cover excrement. Scraps of clothes smaller than three thumb-widths by three thumb-widths may not be carried because they have no use, not even for poor people. Broken pieces of an oven may be carried; they are […]
857. Carrying for Bathroom Use
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Shabbos 26:4 It is permitted to bring three smooth, fist-sized stones into the bathroom (for use as toilet paper, as was the practice in former times). One may not take clod of dirt, which is likely to fall apart. One may take such stones up to the roof to clean himself; if rain has fallen […]
856. Bricks and Brooms
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Shabbos 26:2 Brooms made of branches, used for sweeping the ground, are utensils whose purpose is permitted because sweeping is permitted on Shabbos. Bricks left over from a construction project are also utensils whose purpose is permitted because they are fit to sit on, which is clear from the way they are filed and arranged […]
855. If an Animal Falls in a Well
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Shabbos 25:26 Let’s say an animal falls into a well or a channel of water on Shabbos. If one can provide its needs while it’s there, he should do so until Shabbos ends; if not, he may bring cushions and blankets and place them under the animal. If this enables the animal to climb out […]
854. Catching Dripping Water
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Shabbos 25:24 One may place a container under dripping water to catch it; if it becomes full, the water may be emptied out and the container returned without any hesitation. This only applies when the dripping water is fit for bathing. If this is not the case, one may not place a container to catch […]
853. Nullifying a Utensil’s Usefulness
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Shabbos 25:22 If straw is on a bed it may not be removed by hand. Rather, one must move it with using his body. If the straw can be used as animal feed, one may to carry it by hand. Similarly, if a pillow or bedding was placed on the straw, it’s as if one […]
852. Terumah on Shabbos
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Shabbos 25:20 A Yisroel (i.e., a non-kohein) is permitted to carry terumah even though he may not eat it. One may carry terumah that has been rendered ritual unclean together with terumah that is ritually clean or with regular produce as long as both types of produce are in the same vessel. This only applies […]
851. Forbidden Produce on Shabbos
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Shabbos 25:18 If a rock was placed in the bucket of a well (to enable it to sink in water), then if it the rock does not fall out when water is drawn, it is considered part of the bucket and one may draw water with it. If the rock does fall out, one may […]