Sunday, January 26, 2014

The Concept Of "Basees"

The Concept Of "Basees"
Day: Sunday
Date: January 26, 2014
Parshat: Terumah
Source: Yalkut Yosef: 308

If a muktzeh mahmat hesron kees item or any other item that may not be moved for any reason on Shabbat was on top of a non muktzeh item when Shabbat started the non muktzeh item becomes muktzeh too. It is called a "basees" which literally means base. Even if the muktzeh item is no longer there the basees is still considered to be muktzeh since it had muktzeh status when Shabbat started. For example, if a water pipe (hookah), or a stamp was left on a plate when Shabbat started, the plate is muktzeh and may not be moved. Even if the hookah got knocked off or the stamp blew away, the plate is still considered to be muktzeh and may not be moved until Shabbat ends.

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