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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 ? – Anon_2Kislev71 Jan 25 '11 at 19:13
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    Page 5: Removing stickers from food can be done on Shabbos.60 – user1463 May 8 '12 at 19:20
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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 '13 at 12:54
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    This answer would be much more valuable if backed up by sources. – Isaac Moses May 8 '13 at 13:48

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