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According to Volume 3 Issue 8 of "Halachicly Speaking" (page 3) it is permissible for two reasons: No one bows down to snowmen A snowman does not last for very long.


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Shmiras Shabbas Kihilchasa 16:44 assurs to make snowballs and snowmen on shabbas. Rav Elyashiv in Vayishma Moshe pg 132 writes that is an issur derabannan and is similiar to melacha.In footnote 177 it's written that some hold the issur is boneh (see Rambam 7:6 regarding collecting pieces and sticking them together to make one item is domeh to boneh ). ...


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I wish that I could locate a definitive source to answer your question, but, in a way, the answer seems a rather obvious "yes it is kosher. My deduction: Almost all drinking water occurs "naturally". If you or anyone else has hiked into a forest or anywhere that has a spring, esp. in the beginning of the Spring season, that water originated from snow that ...


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There is a machloket Rishonim if one can dip straight into 40 se'ah of snow. The Mordechai (Mo'ed 332) quotes 3 opinions on the matter: Rabbeinu Shemarya says its perfectly fine, Rabbeinu Eliezer says it's no good, and Rabbeinu Simcha says you shouldn't do it because since it is not a liquid, you can't ensure that every part of the object is touching the ...


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The Kitzur Shulchan Aruch (סימן צ - דין עשית חפציו בלא מלאכה ומלאכה על ידי גוי) says that one may not let a non-Jew do any work that one may not do oneself. It's irrelevant of he's being paid or not. In case of a serious monetary loss, one may hint that the work should be done, but one may not discuss payment. One may make it understood that one who does ...



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