Questions tagged [boneh-soter]

the Melacha (forbidden work) of building or demolishing on Shabbos

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Hairspray on Shabbos Allowed?

Is one allowed to use hairspray on shabbos? Let's say a braid was made before shabbos and one wants to spray the braid on shabbos to prevent it from getting messy.
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Is it permitted to make a Coconut Shell into a Kli (a cup) on Shabbos to drink out of it?

Is it an issue of creating a Kli (vessel) on shabbos? There is a prohibition of making a vessel out of food (The Rambam says making cheese is prohibited because of בנין) Is it considered a כלי ...
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May one use a “groovy” shtender on Shabbat or Yom Tov?

Years ago a saw a "shtender" (it's a small portable "riser" commonly used to prop the prayer book up while praying in shul. It has other uses, also.) that is constructed by sliding a piece of wood ...
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Are parachute games permitted on Shabbat?

Colorful "parachutes" are used for various kinds of pre-school games. The parachute, in this context is a large (many feet in diameter), strong, circular cloth, usually with handles around the edges. ...
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Are Magna-Tiles allowed on Shabbat?

There is a Rabbinic prohibition on constructing a temporary canopy (ohel arai; see e.g. Shabbath 137b) a tefach or greater with walls that are also a tefach or greater. Considering that this is often/...
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Atifa as creation of an ohel

Here's a question from a discussion over Shabbat. Boneh (building) is an a melachah of Shabbat, particularly any variant in which an ohel (tent) is erected. However, one of the common methods of ...
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The shlock — halachic considerations

Let's say you bought or built your own shlock (rain cover) for your sukkah. What halachic concerns are there about operating it on Shabbos/Yom Tov? Might there be problems of boneh (building)? If the ...
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Orthodontics on Shabbos

Disclaimer: I did some research for this question; I did not know all of this off the top of my head :P. Sources were found through the footnotes in Rabbi Ribiat's The 39 Melachos. It is forbidden to ...
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According to Conservative Judaism, is one permitted to use an umbrella on Shabbat?

According to Conservative Judaism, may one use - unfold, carry, and refold - an umbrella in an eruv-enclosed area on Shabbat? What if it is not raining? I would appreciate a link or quote from an ...
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What is the basis for the ruling that adding to a tent is permissible on Shabbath?

The Gemara in 'Eruving 102a quotes Rav as telling Rav Huna that in order to provide shade for his flock in the daytime on Shabbath yet roll back the cover in the evening for ventilation, all he has to ...
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Is it permissible to use an umbrella on Shabbat?

Assuming one is inside an eruv which generally permits transferring between domains on Shabbat, may one use an umbrella on Shabbat? If not, why not? Follow-up question: What about other things that ...
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Placing a unattached plastic over the stroller on Shabbos / Yom Tov

According to Rabbi Dovid Ostroff Shlita The Rama in Hilchos Succah 626:3 says that one is permitted to open and shut hinged flaps that are used for covering the Succah when raining. The Chazon ...
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Is hair part of the human body or not?

Inspired by this answer, I'm curious. We hold that hair of a married woman is 'Ervah (ערוה). Yet it is not 'Ervah for an unmarried woman. According to the Gemara in Shabbath (Bab. 95a), braiding the ...
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Is it permissible to open soda cans on shabbos?

What is the halacha regarding opening soda cans on shabbos? I have heard that according to the ones who hold that you can open it, if I would ask that person to open it for me, I would need him to ...