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1,038. Assembling Utensils
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Shvisas Yom Tov 4:13 Utensils that are made of parts, like candelabras, chairs or table that are made up of pieces, may be assembled on yom tov so long as one does not connect the pieces firmly. This is permitted because the labor of building does not apply to utensils. One is permitted to pile […]
1,037. The Shutters of Shop Stalls
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Shvisas Yom Tov 4:11 A woman may not walk between piles of wood looking for a branch to roast on, nor may one support a pot or a door with a block of wood, because carrying wood was only permitted on yom tov for the purpose of lighting a fire. Shvisas Yom Tov 4:12 One […]
1,036. Sharpening a Knife and Chopping Wood
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Shvisas Yom Tov 4:9 On yom tov, we are not permitted to sharpen a knife using a sharpener but we are permitted to do so on wood, a shard or a stone. We do not publicize this ruling out of concern that people will come to use sharpeners for this purpose. The rule about sharpening […]
1,035. Bellows, Charcoal and Wicks
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Shvisas Yom Tov 4:7 One may not blow on a fire on yom tov using bellows because this is the manner of professionals; we may do so using a tube. Making charcoal is prohibited on yom tov. Similarly, we may not braid wicks, singe them or cut them using a utensil. One is permitted to […]
1,034. Incense on Yom Tov
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Shvisas Yom Tov 4:5 It is permitted to carry a burning candle on yom tov; the Sages did not prohibit this from a fear that doing so might cause the candle to blow out. One is not permitted to place a candle on something like a tree on yom tov because we may not make […]
1,033. Extinguishing a Fire
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Shvisas Yom Tov 4:3 It is prohibited to raise the opening of a lamp so that the flame will go out; similarly, one may remove oil from the lamp or cut off the top of the wick using a utensil. It is permitted to knock off the top of the wick manually. If a bundle […]
1,032. Kindling on Yom Tov
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Shvisas Yom Tov 4:1 On yom tov, we may not light a by rubbing or striking wood, stone or metal in order to make a spark. We may likewise not agitate combustible gas that is ignited by shaking, nor may we may position something like a clear glass of water in the path of the […]