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Nolad governs muktzeh, physical items you shouldn't move because they weren't acessible before shabbos started. I can't see any way how that could possibly apply to information. If a non-Jew who had been halfway across the world on Friday night delivers a package to me on shabbos afternoon, it's muktza. If he tells me a joke (or the news, or acts out a ...


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CYLOR The issue would seem to be one of muktza - objects that may not be moved during shabas because they are not for shabas use. Let us assume that a standard watch is not muktza because it is a k'li shem'lachto l'heter - its normal usage is permitted on shabas. (See the last line of the long paragraph on this convenient Google hit.) The complex devices ...


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See Igros Moshe OH 1:128 (last paragraph) where R. Moshe refuses to answer regarding the permissibility to turn off the gas on yom tov. http://hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=916&st=&pgnum=221


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From a piece by Rabbi Gil Student about robots on shabbos: R. Shlomo Zalman Auerbach, according to one report, considered thought that directs a forbidden labor, such as via machines that read brain waves, to be forbidden (Me’orei Eish Ha-Shalem 10:13 pp. 765-766; pp. 893-895).


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I have heard that Rabbi Avraham Yosef Shlita has said in a Shiur that it is not Muktze, since this is the way people eat it.


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Use of binoculars, a telescope, a tripod and glasses is permitted provided that there is no other prohibition involved such as carrying in a public domain, use of electricity, and on the condition that special skills are not required to assemble the equipment. It is permitted to adjust binoculars and a telescope in the normal manner. (Shmiras Shabbos ...


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The Mishna Brurah 311:30 says that as long as you don't use your hands, moving muktza is not a problem. So kick those garbage cans back to where they came from! (Heard from Rabbi Welcher in Queens.)


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Per Rabbi Chaim Pinchas Scheinberg it is permitted to use and play with glow in the dark toys on Shabbos. http://ohr.edu/ask_db/ask_main.php/34/Q1/


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The Kitzur Shulchan Aruch (88:13) says that moving Muktza indirectly (as you described) is only allowed if you need the object you're shaking, and not for the sake of the Muktza object. So you shouldn't be allowed to shake the kid in order to drop the Muktza, if your intention is only to safeguard the Muktza. However, since you are not allowed to pick up a ...


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http://hirhurim.blogspot.com/2008/12/shoveling-snow-on-shabbos.html Most authorities hold that snow is not Muktza on Shabbos, since it is not Nolad, as the moisture was in the air earlier. However according to "The Halachos of Muktza" in the name of HaRav Moshe Feinstein Zatzal snow is Muktza even if it fell before Shabbos since it is not normally used for ...


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Raw fowl is not muktza according to Shulchan Aruch (308:31-32, Mishna B'rura :125), as some eat it. Although we do not rely on this for four-legged-animal meat (Mishna B'rura :125, quoting the Magen Avraham), we do in a situation of d'chak (Mishna B'rura :125). Now, Sh'miras Shabas K'hilchasah (11 footnote 20) quotes R' S.Z. Auerbach as saying that since ...


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R. Menashe Klein writes in Mishneh Halachos 11:304 that one is allowed to turn off the alarm on a mechanical alarm clock on Shabbos, even while the alarm is sounding. He writes that this is not a problem of "extinguishing", rather it is merely preventing the alarm from ringing more. (In 13:49 he makes clear he is talking only about mechanical alarm clocks ...


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You are allowed to touch an alarm clock on shabas. One may touch anything on shabas that one may touch during chol. (Rema O.C. 308:3) As explained there, the prohibitions of Muktzah only apply to moving an object, not touching it.


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Yes, if you hold that you may study science on Shabbos, the Shulchan Aruch says, in Orach Chaim 307:17: ויש מי שמתיר ועל פי סברתו מותר להביט באצטרלוב בשבת that there are those who permit studying "sifrei chochmos" (secular studies) on Shabbos, and that according to that reasoning, you may peer into an astrolabe on Shabbos.


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Firstly, I don't think people make food muktza for Yom kippur since they need it for children. (inedibles like raw chicken would be just like shabbos). As far as food being asur, the Mishna Berura 308:170 quotes "poskim" that an object's muktza status depending on the owner is only when the object is rejected because of its poor quality, but if someone ...


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Rabbi Dovid Ribiat writes in his Sefer Lamed Tet Melachot - The 39 Melachos Vol. 1 Section 1/Chapter III/E)/a/2 (Chapter 3 - Muktza Page 51): An electric fan may be moved or adjusted if it is needed elsewhere. For example, the fan may be moved to blow in a needed direction (while being extremely careful not to accidentally pull the plug). This is based ...


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In terms of moving the object, you should be fine as it is 'kilachar yad' (moving in a abnormal way). In terms of the drawer, if the muktza thing was the only or most important thing in the drawer it becomes a basis for the muktza item and is muktza as well. If there were other things in the drawer of higher importance than the muktza does not dominate and ...


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Shulcan Aruch HaRav 638:12 All the above [leniencies] apply [only] to the decoration of the sukkah, but not to the branches used for the actual s'chach. A stipulation to make use of them is never effective, even if the sukkah collapses during the eight days of the festival, for the prohibition against [using] this is of Scriptural origin, as stated ...


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I would like to add that the mishna brura in 'סימן שח' סעיף קטן יב says that one should not use an item that is a kli shemelachto lissur if a kli that is muttar is available. So this question can only be relevant if one doesn't have a watch.


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Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 88:3 says they are not.


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It would also seem to me that WAF's remark is correct and it must have been Yom Tov. If I am understanding the molecule aspect of the explanation correctly - it would seem that it's being distinguished from a solid stick of wood where it can only be taken in and out of a fire as a whole unit. Therefore, it would seem that the gas would still parallel a ...


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Aruch HaShulchan OH 308:57 quotes the Rambam that (raw) unsalted fish cannot be touched. סימן שח סעיף נז עוד כתב שם: "מטלטלין בשר תפוח, והיינו מסריח, מפני שהוא מאכל לחיה. ומטלטלין בשר חי בין תפל בין מליח מפני שראוי לאדם, וכן דג מליח. אבל התפל - אסור לטלטלו" עכ"ל. ואצלינו שאין חיות מצויות - אסור לטלטל בשר תפוח, אבל הטור והש"ע סעיף ל"א כתבו: מפני שראוי ...


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There is also an issue of going out of the Techum. In addition it is definately not in the spirit of Shabbos.


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Sh'miras Shabas K'hilchasah 20:19–20 says they are muktzim mechamas chisaron kis (muktze because of potential loss of value), which is one of the 'severe' types of muktze, so they can't be moved even if one needs them or their spot. He doesn't differentiate among blank checks, signed checks, and cleared checks. As always, for practical halacha, CYLOR.


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It seems that the USB should be a Kli Shemelachto Lissur, which would be forbidden to move unless you would be using it for a permisible purpose, or you need it's place (It may be also muktza machmas chisaron kis because people don't use usb key-chains for other purposes). However, ...


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I've never done this before (that I recall), but I have just found what I consider to be the definitive answer to my own question. In this Shi'ur on the subject, it is clear that: A. Muktzeh MeḤamath Ḥisaron Kis is not defined in the way many might think it is. These are the different keilim which are chisaron kis: • Keilim (used for an issur) one ...


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This short article addresses the general problem of bells on Shabbath, and yes they are prohibited for adults to use. However, this answer addresses toys that would otherwise be Muktzeh and explains that, if they are essentially children's toys, they are not Muktzeh for adults. I should add, though, that I've seen in the Sefer Shemirath Shabbath ...


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The Gemora (Beitza 2b) explains that since Yom Tov in general is more lax than Shabbos, they were more stringent about mutkzah in order that people should not disregard it. See Shulchan Aruch Harav (OC 495:13) for the various opinions l'halacha.


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A basis is a basis only if its owner put something muktze on it on purpose. (Usually.) So bugs wouldn't count. Source: Mishna B'rura 309:13 (and there in the Shulchan Aruch).


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Let's assume we're not dealing with wrapping paper. (E.g. put it in a nice gift bag instead.) And other muktza-type issues have been addressed (there was the non-Jewish guest who brought cut flowers, and the hostess asked her nicely to set them down on the countertop as you can't put them in water on shabbos!) Similarly, if the gift was outside the ...



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