Monday, October 12, 2015

Choresh - Plowing

Choresh - Plowing
Day: Monday
Date: October 12, 2015
Parshat: Noah
Yalkut Yosef: O"H: 337

In memory of Adam Eliyahu ben Reina

Choresh, or plowing, is another of the 39 melachot forbidden by the Torah to do on Shabbat. This Melacha involves any form of getting the ground ready for planting and has a number of practical subcategories. It applies even to a small private garden or plant. Therefore a person who digs even a very small amount on Shabbat has transgressed this prohibition since there are some plants that can be planted in a tiny area. A person who has no intention of helping plants grow, but dug because he wants the dirt, has still transgressed this prohibition, but on a Rabbinic level.

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