Are you allowed to catch worms, snails, and frogs in the backyard on Shabbos? Trapping an animal that can’t run away easily (e.g. a sick deer) is asur mid’rabanan but a domesticated animal (e.g. a cow) isn’t subject to the melacha of trapping. What about insects?
If you disable the lights, can you sit in your car on Shabbat? Can you use the trunk for storage? Is the car considered muktzah? Under what category of muktzah would it be? Is there a maris ayin issue?
If there’s water dripping from your air conditioner, is the water muktzah? The Shulchan Aruch rules you can put a kli under dripping rainwater and spill it out when it gets full as long as the water is usable. However the Mishna Brurah says dew from a tree is muktzah. Which case is more similar […]
The Mishna Brurah says that something that isn’t a kli or food or animal food is considered מוקצה מחמת גופו and he includes dirt, sand, and stones. Can you walk on the sand? Is a sandbox muktzah on Shabbos; can you designate the sand for use on Shabbos? Can a toy which is not a […]
A כלי שמלאכתו לאיסור can be moved לצורך גופו ומקומו. Can you move a smartphone on Shabbos? It would appear to be מוקצה מחמת חסרון כיס, something very expensive that you wouldn’t use except for its intended purpose. The Beit Meir adds a caveat to this rule.