Sunday, February 16, 2014

The Melacha Of Trapping (Tzeidah)

The Melacha Of Trapping (Tzeidah)
Day: Sunday
Date: February 16, 2014
Parshat: Vayakhel
Source: Yalkut Yosef: 316

Any animal that is normally hunted or trapped may not be hunted or trapped on shabbat. Anyone who does so has transgressed an issur de'oraita. Any animal that is not normally trapped still may not be trapped on Shabbat because of a rabbinic prohibition. Therefore even though nobody hunts flys, one may not trap a fly on Shabbat. The prohibition against trapping does not apply to people. Therefore it is okay (from a halachic standpoint with regards to trapping) to lock people inside of a house on Shabbat.

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