Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Stringing Pearls on Shabbat

Stringing Pearls on Shabbat
Day: Tuesday
Date: August 18, 2015
Parshat: Shoftim
Halichot Olam: 4 Pg. 292

MiDe'oraita it is forbidden to gather together on Shabbat things that have grown from the ground. Pearls, whether farmed or natural, are considered to have grown from the ground and therefore may not be strung on Shabbat. Doing so constitutes a toldah, or an offshoot, of Me'amer. Fake pearls are forbidden Miderabanan to be strung on Shabbat since it appears as if one is stringing real pearls. Aside from that, there are also the issues of fixing and tying, both generally forbidden on Shabbat as mentioned previously. Nevertheless, if a string of pearls became undone on Shabbat, the pearls may be collected from the ground and saved for after Shabbat since that is not where they grew.

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