Torah.org Home Subscribe Services Support Us
 
Print Version

Email this article to a friend

Chapter 88:12
Laws of Muktzeh on Shabbos

12. Though all articles that are muktzeh are forbidden to be handled, they may be touched if doing so does not cause them to move (1). Therefore, it is permitted to touch a candelabra even when it is lit. Similarly, it is permitted to remove a non-muktzeh item that is resting on top of an article that is muktzeh (2).

It is, however, forbidden to touch a light that is hanging, because doing so will cause it to move. One may cover an article that is muktzeh with an article that is not muktzeh, in order to protect it from the rain.

FOOTNOTES:

(1) However, when doing something for the muktzeh item itself, like covering it for protection, there are those who prohibit even touching it (See Magen Avraham (310:3).

(2) This is true even if the muktzeh object is moved in the process, because it is permissible to cause muktzeh items to be moved indirectly, when the activity is performed for the sake of something that is not muktzeh (See Mishna Berura 308:19)

Back  Paragraph 11  Table of Contents  Paragraph 13 Next 

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

 






ARTICLES ON NOACH:

View Complete List

Choosing Sides
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5771

Out of the Darkness
Shlomo Katz - 5773

No Fear, No Fair
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5764

> Gevuros and History
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5763

Language Barrier
Rabbi Mordechai Kamenetzky - 5760

A Second Chance
Rabbi Aron Tendler - 5759

Frumster - Orthodox Jewish Dating

Immorality Around Us
Shlomo Katz - 5759

A Flood of Something...
Rabbi Label Lam - 5763

Making It Perfect
Rabbi Pinchas Avruch - 5763

Looking for a Chavrusah?

Window to the World
Rabbi Mordechai Kamenetzky - 5762

The Roots of Evil
Rabbi Naftali Reich - 5769

Leisure Time
Rabbi Raymond Beyda - 5766

ArtScroll

Priorities Define A Person
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5766

Love versus Fear
Shlomo Katz - 5763

Raising Children: The Secret of Success
Rabbi Aron Tendler - 5760

Never Underestimate the Power of Prayer
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5771



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