Monday, October 26, 2015

Washing Ones Face on Shabbat

Washing Ones Face on Shabbat
Day: Monday
Date: October 26, 2015
Parshat: Vayera
Yalkut Yosef: O"H: 340

In memory of Adam Eliyahu ben Reina and Avraham Asher ben Tzadika

It is permissible on Shabbat for a bearded person to scrub his face even though a hair or two may inadvertently come out in the process. It is permissible since pulling out hair by hand is a Rabbinic prohibition and the one doing it does not care whether or not it happens. For the same reason, it is permissible on Shabbat to clean by hand dirt that got stuck in a child's hair or even to remove lice from the hair. Likewise, it is permissible to remove pieces that got stuck in a fur garment for the same reason.

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