Sunday, January 12, 2014

Moving A Kli Shemelachto Le'isur

Moving A Kli Shemelachto Le'isur
Day: Sunday
Date: January 12, 2014
Parshat: Yitro
Source: Yalkut Yosef: 308

One may move a kli shemelachto le'isur if he needs it for a permitted purpose or if he needs the space that the item is occupying. For example he may use a hammer to crack open nuts even though the hammer's primary function is to assist in building which is forbidden on Shabbat. Or, he can use an unused match as a toothpick even though the match is normally used for a purpose forbidden on Shabbat. If these items are in a place that he wants to make use of he may also move them. Once he picks up the item he can put it down anywhere he wants. He does not need to put it down in the closest place available. For example, if he wants to sit down but there is a hammer on the chair, he may put the hammer away so that he can sit down. Or if a person wants to set the table but there are matches on it, the matches may put away in order to set the table. If there is another table that can be used, or another chair, one does not need to use it instead to avoid moving the muktzeh item.

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