Sunday, November 23, 2014

Tzove'a - Dyeing

Tzove'a - Dyeing
Day: Sunday
Date: November 23, 2014
Parshat: Vayetze
Yalkut Yosef: 320

In memory of Ettel bat Harav Chaim Shalom.

Another of the 39 Melachot that are forbidden on Shabbat is Tzove'a, or, Dyeing. In order for one to have transgressed the Torah's prohibition and be hayav, one has to have dyed using something that is meant to last. However, if one dyed in a way that is not meant to last, while it is forbidden, he is not hayav. One may not blacken shoes on Shabbat even though they were already black. Likewise, one may not tell a non Jew to blacken shoes on Shabbat. However, if the non Jew blackened the shoes anyways on Shabbat, it is permissible to wear them on that same Shabbat.

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