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Is a Cloth Esrog Box Kosher?
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It is prohibited to infuse a smell into clothing on Shabbos. Does this apply to cloth used to wrap an Etrog on Yom Tov – is it considered מוליד ריחא? Why is מוליד ריחא prohibited on Shabbos and Yom Tov?
Peeling the Rosh Hashanah Apple
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Rosh Hashana falls on Shabbos and you didn’t peel the apples beforehand. Are you allowed to peel the apples on Shabbos, is it a borer problem? Does it matter that most people eat the skin? What is the status of an edible peel that you don’t eat but most people eat?
Too Much Salt on Shabbos
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The Rambam prohibits salting vegetables on Shabbos. Why? Either because it’s similar to עיבוד (processing hides on Shabbos) or because כבוש כמבושל (salting/preserving is like cooking). What is the difference between the two reasons?
Slip-Ons vs. Shoelaces
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When is tying a knot permissible on Shabbos in general? Can you tie a double knot on your shoes on Shabbos? Is a single knot plus a bow considered a single knot or a double knot? Tying a מטפחת/tichel/kerchief on Shabbos.
An Open Umbrella
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The Mishna Brurah says making a temporary ohel is permissible if: there are no walls AND the intent isn’t to use the area underneath. How does this apply to an umbrella? Is a moving ohel problematic? Are you merely extending an existing ohel?
Shabbos Plunging
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Are you allowed to plunge on Shabbos? In one place the Shulchan Aruch says cleaning a clogged rain pipe is prohibited. On the other hand you are allowed to make unclog a hole in a wine barrel on Shabbos.