Sunday, June 1, 2014

The Definition Of Bishul

The Definition Of Bishul
Day: Sunday
Date: June 1, 2014
Parshat: Beha'alotcha
Source: Yalkut Yosef: 318

One who cooks or bakes bread on Shabbat has transgressed the melacha called "Bishul" which is one of the 39 melachot forbidden on Shabbat. Roasting, frying, and any other form of cooking are also included in the prohibition.  Heating wax or metal to their respective melting points is an offshoot of Bishul and one who does so has also transgressed that melacha. Heating metal to the point that it can be used to cook other things is also included. With regards to food, the definition of cooking is to cause a change to the food thereby making it edible. With regards to anything else the definition is hardening something that was previously soft, or softening something hard.

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