Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Climbing a Tree on Shabbat

Climbing a Tree on Shabbat
Day: Tuesday
Date: August 25, 2015
Parshat: Ki Tetzei
Yalkut Yosef: O"H 336

Out Hachamim forbade climbing on, hanging things on, resting things on, and leaning against, a tree on Shabbat since by doing any of these one may accidentally transgress the Melacha of Kotzer. The prohibition is so strict the if a person knew about it and climbed up a tree anyhow, he is not allowed to climb down on Shabbat. Once Shabbat is over though he may climb down. If a person climbed up not knowing that it's forbidden, he may climb down on Shabbat even if he finds out while he's still in the tree.

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