Friday, February 21, 2014

Causing A Bruise On Shabbat

Causing A Bruise On Shabbat
Day: Friday
Date: February 21, 2014
Parshat: Vayakhel
Source: Yalkut Yosef: 316

One who causes another person to bruise on Shabbat has transgressed an issur DeRabanan. This is regardless of whether it was done out of anger or even if it was done as a joke. By the same token pinching someone is also forbidden since that causes the blood to drain from that spot. A parent that spanks a child on Shabbat and causes a bruise will need to do teshuva. One may remove a splinter on Shabbat. When removing the splinter one should be careful not to cause himself to bleed. However if he was careful and he bled anyways he hasn't done anything wrong.

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