Sunday, May 11, 2014

Tying Knots On Shabbat

Tying Knots On Shabbat
Day: Sunday
Date: May 11, 2014
Parshat: Behukotai
Source: Yalkut Yosef: 317

One may not tie a knot on Shabbat that is meant to last for more than seven days or a knot that is used by professionals for a trade (like the knots used on boats or on some animals). Tying a knot that fits both of these descriptions constitutes a Torah prohibition, and one who does so owes a korban hatat when the Bet Hamikdash is rebuilt. If it it's one of the disruption it is still forbidden by the Hachamim. A knot that doesn't fit either of these categories may be tied on Shabbat. A knot on something that is sometimes left for many days may not be tied on Shabbat unless one says that he plans on untying it after Shabbat. However a knot that is usually left forever may not be tied on Shabbat. One may tie a double knot on Shabbat if he plans on untying it during the week. Any knot that may not be tied on Shabbat may not be untied.

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