Sunday, November 16, 2014

Juice that came out on its own on Shabbat

Juice that came out on its own on Shabbat
Day: Sunday
Date: November 16, 2014
Parshat: Hayei Sarah
Yalkut Yosef: 320

In memory of Ettel bat Harav Chaim Shalom.

One may not squeeze oranges over sugar on Shabbat. This is not the same as squeezing fruits over food (which is allowed, see DSH from November 14, 2014) since in this situation the sugar's function is to enhance the juice and not the other way around. Likewise, one may not squeeze the fruit into juice. Our Hachamim forbade us from drinking grape juice on Shabbat that oozed out on its own on that same Shabbat. This prohibition is in order to protect us from actually squeezing the grapes on Shabbat, which is an issur de'oraita. However, if juice oozed out of other fruits one may drink the juice on Shabbat as long as he intended to eat those fruits and not to squeeze them for their juice. One who is slicing oranges and sees that some juice has gathered on the plate may drink the juice on Shabbat.

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