Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Moving A Fan Or A Heater On Shabbat

Moving A Fan Or A Heater On Shabbat
Day: Tuesday
Date: January 21, 2014
Parshat: Mishpatim
Source: Yalkut Yosef: 308

One may use the blade of a pocketknife on Shabbat even if there are other features on the pocketknife like a nail file, or a scissor. A fan is not considered to be muktzeh and may be moved on Shabbat as long there is no chance that the plug will come out of the socket. One may also adjust the tab on Shabbat in order to cause the fan to move from side to side. A portable heater should not be moved directly by hand. Instead one should slide it along by foot. A lamp may not be moved. A hot water urn should ideally not be moved for any reason whether it has an indicator light or not. However one who does move it has what to rely on.

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