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848. The Various Pieces of Utensils
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Shabbos 25:12 The doors of a utensil (i.e., a piece of furniture) that may be handled on Shabbos, like a box, chest or cabinet, may be carried separately from the utensil on Shabbos whether they were removed on Shabbos or before Shabbos began. Similarly, if a utensil that may be handled on the Shabbos breaks, […]
847. Utensils for Prohibited Purposes
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Shabbos 25:10 Any utensil that was set aside because it’s used for a prohibited activity may not be handled. For example, we are not permitted to move a lamp that was lit for Shabbos, the candlestick supporting such a light or a table on which money is lying. This remains the case even if the […]
846. Valuable Utensils
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Shabbos 25:8 One may carry a complete sewing needle in order to remove a splinter but if the head or the point has broken off, it may not be carried. If the needle had not yet been completed because the hole has not yet been pierced in its head, it may be carried. Shabbos 25:9 […]
845. Non-Utensils
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Shabbos 25:6 Anything that is not a utensil, like rocks, money, beams, etc., may not be carried on Shabbos. However, even a rock or a beam so large that it requires ten people to carry it may be carried if it is considered a utensil. The doors of a house are considered utensils but they […]
844. Moving Utensils
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Shabbos 25:4 Examples of moving utensils: One may move a bowl in order to eat from it, to sit in the spot it occupies, or to keep it from being stolen. This last is what we mean when we talk about moving a utensil for its own sake. Similarly, a utensil may be moved out […]
843. Utensils for Permitted Purposes
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Shabbos 25:2 Some utensils have purposes that are prohibited on Shabbos. These include things like a grinder and a mill, because we are not permitted to crush or grind on Shabbos. Shabbos 25:3 Any utensil whose purpose is permitted may be carried on Shabbos regardless of the utensil’s material. These utensils may be handled both […]