Wednesday, January 9, 2013

The Status of Merchandis​e

Day: Wednesday
Date: January 9, 2013
Parshat: Va'era
Source: Yalkut Yosef: 308

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Merchandise is considered to be Muktzeh Mahmat Hesron Kees and therefore may not be moved for any purpose on Shabbat. However if one would use the merchandise on Shabbat even though he wants to sell it, then it can be moved even if he's not actually using it. For example, a person who sells dishes and has a storeroom in his house may not move the dishes on Shabbat. If however he doesn't care to use them and still sell them, then they may be moved. If the item will be a danger it can also be moved. For example, a glass dish that is Muktzeh Mahmat Hesron Kees (since it is set aside to be sold etc.) and is in danger of falling may be moved to a safer location since if it falls the shards can hurt people.

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