Monday, February 3, 2014

Holding A Child That Is Holding Muktzeh

Holding A Child That Is Holding Muktzeh
Day: Monday
Date: February 3, 2014
Parshat: Titzaveh
Source: Yalkut Yosef: 308

If a child is holding a rock on Shabbat his parents may carry him if he will cry and may become weak otherwise. If the child will not mind walking or if he is holding any muktzeh items other than a rock then he may not be held until he puts the item down. Even if the child doesn't put the item down one may still hold his hand, unless the child is holding money in which case the child must put the money down before his hand is held. The reason is because if the money falls it is very likely that the parent will pick it up. Obviously if there is any danger involved, the child's safety is the top priority.

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