Is there a problem removing a sticker that was on your apple, orange, etc. on Shabbos?

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Removing stickers from food can be done on Shabbos per Horav Yisroel Belsky Shlita, see Binyan Shabbos page 68. Refer to Shemiras Shabbos K’hilchoso 15:79

http://www.thehalacha.com/attach/Volume3/Issue14.pdf - See page 5 of the link

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    Can you point out where in the pdf link the issue of removing stickers from food on shabbos is discussed ? Jan 25, 2011 at 19:13
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    Page 5: Removing stickers from food can be done on Shabbos.60
    – user1463
    May 8, 2012 at 19:20

of course you can remove the sticker, it's not part of the fruit. you're not making something new, they are two whole and complete objects. the affixing of the sticker is not permanent, therefore it's not binyan or soser, much like tying and untying shoelaces.

  • But it could be tofer/korea, like gluing things together, or maybe even borrer, like peeling certain foods.
    – Double AA
    May 8, 2013 at 12:54
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    This answer would be much more valuable if backed up by sources.
    – Isaac Moses
    May 8, 2013 at 13:48

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