Sunday, November 9, 2014

Borer With Non Food Items

Borer With Non Food Items
Day: Sunday
Date: November 9, 2014
Parshat: Hayei Sarah
Yalkut Yosef: 319

In memory of Ettel bat Harav Chaim Shalom.

Just like one may not separate a mixture of food, so too one may not separate a mixture of clothes or books or other items. If he wants a specific garment or sefer from a mixture, he should take the one he wants and leave the others. In this way he is considered to have taken the "good" from the "bad." One may move clothes to get to the clothing underneath since that's the only way to reach the items he wants. One may separate a mix of silverware in order to set the table. The reason is since he wants to use all the items in the mixture and therefore it is not considered to be taking good from bad, or bad from good. However after Seuda Shelishit he should not set the table.

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