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The Melacha (forbidden work on Shabbos) of finishing off building buildings or items

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Opening taped boxes on Shabbat

According to Halacha, is it permissible to open taped boxes on Shabbat? Or is this considered Boneh or Make B’patish or another type of prohibited melacha? On the other hand I could see them being ...
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Buttoning garment on Shabbat

Is there an issue in Halacha with buttoning a shirt or other garment you are going to wear overnight? Adjusting it multiple times over Shabbat shouldn’t be an issue, but if for example someone has a ...
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Opening Water Bottle On Shabbath [duplicate]

Can one open a water bottle with a plastic cap on Shabbath? Or would they be violating mechateich?
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Using a newly created 3D printed object on Shabbos

If a 3D printer automatically started a new job on Shabbos or was already printing when Shabbos started and the print job finishes on Shabbos, may one peel off the object from the hot bed on Shabbos ...
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Carbonating fruit on Shabbos

May one perform either of the following actions on Shabbos or Yom Tov? Placing fruit into a bin with dry ice, and closing the bin to force the carbon dioxide to sublimate into the fruit Connecting a ...
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Shouldn't each of the 38 melachos ALSO be considered "מכה בפטיש"?

It seems to me that one could argue that every melachah has an element of "מכה בפטיש" (final hammer blow/ completing an object by applying the finishing touches) to it. As OU Torah explains: The ...
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Is softening a linen garment the end of the laundry process and therefore forbidden on Shabbos (Shabbos 140a)?

Shabbos 140a. Rav Safra permits softening a laundered linen shirt. (Translation and elucidation of the Gemoro below according to Sefaria) - original is: מיסתמיך ואזיל רב אחא בר יוסף אכתפיה דרב נחמן ...
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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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Is an item (i.e., scissors) not muktzeh if it's usable for a destructive purpose on Shabbos?

Many are makpid to make a hole in a re-closeable bottle before opening it for the first time on Shabbat. The purpose is to avoid makeh b'patish from making a new vessel when one opens the bottle. ...
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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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Rollerblading on shabbas?

What's the halachic problems if any to rollerblade on shabbas? Do we compare it to biking (Kaf Hachaim assurs it)? Are there any contemporary tshuvos which discuss this? I have heard two problems if ...
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Removing dirt from Sefer Torah on Shabbos

In SA OC Siman 340 in the Taz Sif-Katan 1 and brought in M"B Sif-Katan 10 that one shouldn't remove wax from on top of an ois (letter) in a Sefer because of the issur of "erasing" (mechika). The Biur ...
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