Torah.org Home Subscribe Services Support Us
 
Print Version

Email this article to a friend

Chapter 87:12
Animals on Shabbos

12. When a bundle of hay is not tied with a "permanent knot" ("Kesher Shel Kayama") (i.e., two knots, one on top of the other), one may untie it on Shabbos to feed one's animals (1). One may cut up hard squash to use as animal fodder, (2) provided it was picked on the previous day (3). If the squash is soft and edible whole, it is forbidden to cut it up for the animal [on Shabbos] (4).

FOOTNOTES:

(1) As we saw earlier, untying a permanent knot on Shabbos ("Matir"), is one of the 39 "Melachos" (prohibited categories of activity).

(2) One should be careful not to cut it into very small pieces, because one would then risk performing the Melacha called "grinding" ("Tochen"); the act of grinding is basically defined as taking a whole object, and breaking it down into tiny pieces (See Mishna Berura 324:14).

(3) Any fruit or vegetable which was not picked before Shabbos, is considered "Muktza" (forbidden to be moved), even if it was picked on Shabbos by a Gentile (it is forbidden for a Jew to pick anything from a tree on Shabbos).

(4) Cutting it up would be considered unnecessary bothersome activity ("Tircha"), which is prohibited on Shabbos.

Back  Paragraph 11  Table of Contents  Paragraph 13 Next 

Halacha-Yomi, Copyright (c) 2002 Project Genesis, Inc.

 

ARTICLES ON EIKEV:

View Complete List

Watch Your Step
Rabbi Berel Wein - 5765

Of Bread and Milk
Rabbi Aron Tendler - 5764

Wear Your Shoes
Rabbi Yaakov Menken - 5757

> Doing Our Part
Rabbi Aron Tendler - 5763

Killer Torah
Rabbi Mordechai Kamenetzky - 5756

G-d Made Millionaire
Rabbi Yaakov Menken - 5759

ArtScroll

Fear of Heaven - No Small Matter
Rabbi Eliyahu Hoffmann - 5762

On Cue
Rabbi Mordechai Kamenetzky - 5757

Like a Fish Needs Water
Rabbi Yaakov Menken - 5761

Looking for a Chavrusah?

Letting Go
Rabbi Mordechai Kamenetzky - 5758

The Living Land
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5765

A Motherís Love
Shlomo Katz - 5774

Frumster - Orthodox Jewish Dating

Receipt of the Key
Shlomo Katz - 5759

It's Our Home
Rabbi Aron Tendler - 5759

Loosening That Stiff Neck
Rabbi Pinchas Avruch - 5762

Royalty in Training
Rabbi Label Lam - 5768



Project Genesis

Torah.org Home


Torah Portion

Jewish Law

Ethics

Texts

Learn the Basics

Seasons

Features

TORAHAUDIO

Ask The Rabbi

Knowledge Base




Help

About Us

Contact Us



Free Book on Geulah!




Torah.org Home
Torah.org HomeCapalon.com Copyright Information