Thursday, November 6, 2014

Pouring on Shabbat From a Pitcher with a Lid

Pouring on Shabbat From a Pitcher with a Lid
Day: Thursday
Date: November 6, 2014
Parshat: Vayera
Yalkut Yosef: 319

In memory of Ettel bat Harav Chaim Shalom.

One may pour tea from a pitcher on Shabbat even if the pitcher has something at its mouth to prevent the leaves from coming out along with the tea. Among the reasons why this is permitted is the fact the leaves settle to the bottom and the liquid stays on top in such a way that they are not mixed together. Also, usually it doesn't bother a person very much even if he were to drink the leaves along with the tea. Therefore, if he does not have in mind to separate out the leaves, one may use such a pitcher on Shabbat. However he should not take the last few drops. One may dump the bones and shells etc. from a plate before putting it into the sink to wash.

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