Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Moleed Reyah - Creating a Lasting Scent

Moleed Reyah - Creating a Lasting Scent
Day: Tuesday
Date: December 30, 2014
Parshat: Vayehi
Yalkut Yosef: 322

Included in the prohibition against Nolad (creating new things), is the prohibition of Moleed Reyah, creating a lasting scent. Therefore, it is forbidden to apply perfume to a garment on Shabbat since the smell lasts. However, it is permissible to spray perfume or cologne onto skin or hair even if it'll end up causing the garment to smell good as well. It is permissible to add good smelling ingredients into food to make the food more appealing. However, it is forbidden to add a scent into water used for washing. For example, one who wants to encourage people to drink water may put in some lemon slices to make people want the water. However, if his purpose is to encourage people to wash mayim ahraronim he may not add rose water or anything else to make the water smell good.

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