Sunday, December 20, 2015

Milechet Mahshevet

Milechet Mahshevet
Day: Sunday
Date: December 20, 2015
Parshat: Vayigash
Yalkut Yosef: O"H: General Principles in Hilchot Shabbat

The only time a melacha is forbidden on Shabbat by the Torah itself is when the melacha is carried out in the way it is normally done and if the person intended for the melacha to happen. This is called a milechet mahshevet, an intentional melacha. However, if the melacha was done in an abnormal way, such as a person who wrote with his foot, it is still forbidden MiDerabanan. A person who fully intended to do something which is allowed to be done on Shabbat and accidentally did something which is not allowed, is not considered to have transgressed anything since he did not intend for it to happen.

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