Monday, January 20, 2014

Tidying Up The House On Shabbat

Tidying Up The House On Shabbat
Day: Monday
Date: January 20, 2014
Parshat: Mishpatim
Source: Yalkut Yosef: 308

Wanting to clean up the house is not considered needing the space that muktzeh is occupying. Therefore if one wants to tidy up the house he cannot move muktzeh items that may be lying around. However he may move them in an abnormal way. One who directly moved muktzeh anyways has what to rely on. As we have said, if he needs to put a chair or something else in that spot then he may move the muktzeh items. If one picked up a muktzeh item accidentally in one hand, ideally he should not pass it to the other hand. Sewing needles are muktzeh since sewing is forbidden on Shabbat. However if one needs the needle to temporarily close a rip in his clothes or to take out a splinter he may use it for those purposes. One may take out a splinter on Shabbat even if it may cause blood to come out as well.

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