Monday, January 27, 2014

Creating A Basees

Creating A Basees
Day: Monday
Date: January 27, 2014
Parshat: Terumah
Source: Yalkut Yosef: 308

An item only becomes a basees if the owner intended the muktzeh item to be on it when Shabbat started. For example if Reuven put Shimon's shechita knife on a chair and Shimon was okay with it and it remained there until Shabbat started, the chair is now a basees and may not be moved on Shabbat. Even if the knife is no longer on the chair, the chair still retains it's basees status for the rest of Shabbat. However if Shimon did not know about it, then the chair is not a basees and may be moved for any reason. Likewise if Shimon himself did not intend to leave the knife on the chair then it is also not a basees. If however, the owner did not explicitly intend to leave it there but that is where the item is normally kept, it does become a basees. Kitchen appliances that are muktzeh cause the item they are resting on to become a basees if they are normally kept there.

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