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Is there any halachik problem with blowing bubbles on Shabbos? If so what melacha categories does it fall under? Does the age of the blower matter?

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I am quoting you Rabbi Ribiat The 39 Melachos:

Some Poskim advise that one should not blow soap bubbles on Shabbbos because this entails a semblance of creating,which should be avoided.(One should also not deliberately form bubbles from bubble gum.)Nevertheless,one need not restrict young children from blowing the bubbles on SHABBOS.

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YS, good quote. Just remeber that that sefer is not a p'sak sefer for many reasons that it would be innappropriate to delineate here. –  Yahu Apr 12 '10 at 18:40
Is allusion any more appropriate than deliniation? Now, your objections are left to our imaginations ... –  Isaac Moses Apr 12 '10 at 18:59
I am not objecting to this specific psak. I am referring to the reality that Rabbi Ribiat, who is a great Girls' High School halacha teacher does not have extensive shimush in psak halacha. He asserts certain psakim in his books and marginalizes many p'sakim that are really mainstream, many of them (surprise, surprise) kulos (leniencies). He will certainly choose a chumrah from the Chazon Ish over a kulah of Rav Moshe and a chumrah of Rav Moshe over a kulah of Rav Shlomo Zalman. It's a great sefer to learn the Melachos from, but leave the p'sak halacha to a real live Rav. –  Yahu Apr 14 '10 at 6:04
@Yahu: Although the footnotes in the back are great, and it seems he does bring the differing opinions there. With sources so you can look it up yourself. –  Menachem Sep 4 '11 at 19:26
Who are "some poskim"? What are the sources? –  Curiouser Sep 4 '11 at 20:36

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