Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Muktzeh On Shabbat Compared To Yom Tov

Muktzeh On Shabbat Compared To Yom Tov
Day: Wednesday
Date: February 5, 2014
Parshat: Titzaveh
Source: Yalkut Yosef: 310, 495

The laws of muktzeh with regards to Yom Tov are more strict than they are with regards to Shabbat. The reason for this is because the Hachamim saw that people view Shabbat as more holy and important than Yom Tov and are therefore more likely to not honor Yom Tov properly. To combat this they made some of the laws more strict so people will realize that Yom Tov is just as important and holy. On Shabbat shells and peels that can be eaten by animals are not muktzeh. Therefore if one puts shells on a plate but doesn't put food on it as well he may still move the plate (see Halacha from January 30, 2014). However on Yom Tov if there is no edible food on the plate one may not move the plate until after Yom Tov.

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