Say one is bored on a Saturday afternoon. Is it permissible--if one finds it entertaining--to pack his suit case when leaving on a long trip the following day?


There is a general Rabbinic prohibition, called "Hachana"1, against preparing on Shabbat for activities after Shabbat. Packing on Shabbat for a trip after Shabbat would seem to fall squarely within this prohibition.

1. See the linked Halachipedia article for lots of detail and sources.

  • does this halacha apply to pleasurable activities as well? Great resource by the way!
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    @Dennis, if you can point to sources that back up this understanding, I recommend that you post an answer.
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    Aug 9 '13 at 20:15

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