Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Are Snow And Hail Muktzeh?

Are Snow And Hail Muktzeh?
Day: Tuesday
Date: February 4, 2014
Parshat: Titzaveh
Source: Yalkut Yosef: 308

Snow and hail are not muktzeh on Shabbat and may be moved. Therefore if one's coat has snow or hail on it he may brush it off by hand. One may also use them to cool down a drink. In addition one may put them near a heat source in order to cause them to melt. However, they need to be placed far enough from the heat source that even if they were to remain there the entire day they would not reach yad soledet bo (about 104 degrees Fahrenheit). Dust that gets on one's clothes is also not considered to be muktzeh and may be brushed off.

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