Sunday, December 7, 2014

Grinding Peppercorns on Shabbat

Grinding Peppercorns on Shabbat
Day: Sunday
Date: December 7, 2014
Parshat: Vayeshev
Yalkut Yosef: 321

It is permissible to peel fruits and vegetables on Shabbat using a peeler. It is also permissible to slice hard boiled eggs with an egg slicer. One may not use either part of a mortar and pestle on Shabbat. However, one may grind peppercorns or coarse salt onto a plate using the handle of a knife. The reason it is permitted to do it this way is because there are two differences between this and the way it's normally done. He is not using either the mortar or the pestle, but instead using the knife handle and a plate. One may crumble with his fingers snuff that clumped together since it was previously powdered. It is permissible to mash bananas and other such things for a baby for immediate use.

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