Sunday, January 6, 2013

Kli Shemelachto Leheter, and Kli Shemelacho Le'isur

Day: Sunday
Date: January 6, 2013
Parshat: Va'era
Source: Yalkut Yosef: 308

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With regards to muktzeh, vessels can be divided into one of two categories. The first is a vessel who's main function is for an action that is permitted on Shabbat. Take for example, a spoon. A spoon is made for eating, which is obviously permitted on Shabbat. The other category is a vessel who's intended function is not permissible on Shabbat. For example, a hammer. Hammers are made for building or repairing which is not permitted on Shabbat. These categories are called "kli shemelachto leheter," and "kli shemelachto le'isur," respectively. Kli shemelachto leheter is a vessel made for a permitted function. Kli shemelachto le'isur is a vessel made for a function that is forbidden on Shabbat.  

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