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R. Herzog on How to Guard Tirat Tzvi on Shabbat (2 Iyar)
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שו”ת היכל יצחק או”ח כ”ז 2 Iyar 5712 (1952) Tirat Tzvi needed to guard its fields, including on Shabbat. One option was to have mounted guards, who could cover more ground and have fewer people disregarding Shabbat, or to have more people on foot (which, the questioners assumed, would involve fewer prohibitions per person)? Which […]
MB3 118b: Closing a Door on Shabbos (313:3-4)
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לעילוי נשמת יוסף ניסן בן יחזקאל ע”ה, Rabbi Glatt’s father Opening/closing on Shabbos A door that is very rarely used can be מחזי כבונה unless it has a hinge/pivot. An opening used regularly for exiting and entering, is not subject to מחזי כבונה. Doors made of a single board vs. multiple boards.  
MB3 118a Bolting a Door on Shabbos (313:1-2)
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לעילוי נשמת יוסף ניסן בן יחזקאל ע”ה, Rabbi Glatt’s father Using a bolt that is attached to the ground to lock a door. Has to have a rope that connects it to the door. Machshava not enough. What defines it has being tied to the door? What if bolt is attached to the door itself? […]
1,022. Animals on Yom Tov
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Shvisas Yom Tov 2:16 If an animal dies on yom tov, if it was dangerously ill on the day before, it may be cut up and fed to dogs. If not, then since the owner didn’t have it in mind, it is muktzeh and may not be handled. If a consecrated animal dies or terumah […]
1,021. More About Firewood on Yom Tov
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Shvisas Yom Tov 2:14 One may take wood that was placed by the walls of a shed for use as kindling but one may not bring it from the fields even if it was gathered there on the day before yom tov. One may pick up wood that is lying before him in a field […]
1,020. Firewood on Yom Tov
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Shvisas Yom Tov 2:12 On yom tov, we may not chop wood that was placed in a pile of beams because it is muktzeh. Similarly, one may not chop up a beam that broke on yom tov because of nolad (something that comes into existence over yom tov). Continuing along these lines, one may not […]
1,019. A Gift of Food
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Shvisas Yom Tov 2:10 Let’s say that a non-Jew brings a gift of food to a Jew on yom tov. If it is a type of produce that is still unharvested or an animal, bird or fish that might have been caught on yom tov, they are prohibited until the night (i.e., when the day […]
1,018. Animals in a Trap
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Shvisas Yom Tov 2:8 Even if one sets a trap for animals, birds or fish before yom tov, he should not take his catch on yom tov itself unless he knows for sure that it was caught before yom tov. If one makes a dam in a channel of water before yom tov, then he […]