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On Shabbos, can you pick up a pair of soiled underwear to put it in the hamper?

In this situation the application of graf shel rei (bedpan) would apply. The Shulchan Aruch Orach Chayim 308:35 allows one to move a graf shel rei out of sight or smell . This is a special halacha ...
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Rav Galinsky grabbing his tefillin on Shabbos

Under the circumstances he was in even if tefillin are muktzah he was allowed to touch them. According to many (not all) Poskim, Tefillin are muktza. The reason is because one may not wear Tefillin ...
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Why is it called "טלטול מן הצד"?

1. Ba'al HaMaor (Shabbat, Perek Kirah) שכל איסור והתר שמטלטל האיסור מצד ההיתר נקרא טלטול מן הצד Every case of something forbidden [to move] and something permitted where he moves the forbidden ...
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Can something be muktzeh to one person but not another?

Mishnah Berurah 308:170 quotes Taz Orach Chaim 308:25 that small scraps of clothing are not muktzeh for a pauper, but are for a rich person (unless he lives in the pauper’s household).
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Are the Rebbe’s dollars muktzeh?

Here are some relevant responsa. I included cases that don't explicitly refer to a dollar from R. Schneerson, as there is no conceptual difference as relates to this issue whether the currency is a ...
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Playing with a pet on Shabbos

I had thought the answer was "absolutely yes" (i.e., you cannot pet even your own dog on Shabbos), but I checked two of my Shabbos seforim and the Internet and found a bit of nuance. Volume 2, Part V ...
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Lock pick on shabbos

The mishnah (Shabbos 17:2/122b) mentions "a sackmaker's needle" as an example of a muktzah utensil with a permissible use, "to open a door with it" (Rashi: "if he lost his key") - i.e., to pick the ...
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Is there a rule that says that if something is muktzeh e.g. a TV remote, but is on your chair when you need to sit down, then you can move it?

Yes there is. This is the rule that a keli shemelachto le-issur (a utensil which is mainly used for shabbat-prohibited activities) may be moved le-tzorech mekomo (if one needs to use the space ...
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Melachas on Yom Kippur

On Yom Kippur, there is a special rule concerning meal preparation. But apart from this all is identical to Shabbat. Megila mishna 1, 5: אֵין בֵּין שַׁבָּת לְיוֹם הַכִּפּוּרִים אֶלָּא שֶׁזֶּה ...
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Why is a suka forbidden for other uses all the eighth day, but an esrog is permitted after use?

This is a list of things which are Ossur behanaa (forbidden for benefit) for ever. in Talmud-Gemara Avoda zara 74a: מתני' אלו אסורין ואוסרין בכל שהו יין נסך ועבודת כוכבים ועורות לבובין ושור הנסקל ...
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Removing dead fish from fish tank on shabbas

According to Rav Yehoshua Y. Neuwirth z"l, in his work Shemirath Shabbath [Ke'hilchata] (27:29): a. A fish which has died may be removed from an aquarium, so that the other fish should not die, ...
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Were Rabbinic Laws like Muktzeh given at Sinai

By definition, no. That is what makes those laws rabbinic. But... There are cases where the Talmud finds a derivation from the Torah using the principles of derashah, and then says that despite this, ...
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Pillow that has a zipper muktzeh on Shabbos?

As we already discussed here, it's a debate among Poskim if a zipper meant to be zipped for long periods of time, like a pillow, can be zipped on Shabbat. However, the pillow itself is the important ...
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Walking a dog on Shabbath for leisure

Yes this is permitted. As dinonline writes here The dog may be attached to a leash and walked. This may be done even in a place without an eruv. The leash must be kept a tefach [3 inches] above the ...
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Wet clothes left up to dry before Shabbos -- does everyone follow the Mishna Brurah that they are muktzeh?

Yalkut Yosef 308:208: בגד רטוב שהניחוהו במכונת ייבוש מערב-שבת, מותר להוציאו מהמכונה בשבת אחר המכונה תפסיק לפעול, אף שהבגד היה רטוב בבין השמשות. ומותר להורידו מהחבל בשבת. [ילקוט יוסף שבת כרך ב' עמוד ...
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(How) have cheap electronics changed the definitions of "muktzeh machmas chisaron kis"?

R' Eliezer Melamed, in Peninei Halacha, Shabbat 23:4, sounds similar to your citation from the Shemiras Shabbos Kehilchasa: Included in this category of muktzeh are: musical instruments, ...
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Would the EmDrive be muktzeh on Shabbos?

Yes. Such a device would necessarily be an extremely sensitive (and probably costly) instrument (the slightest misalignment of its parts renders it useless), and would therefore be muktzeh mechamas ...
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Are objects used for the Taanugim "muktzeh" for Yom Kippur?

The Ramma at the end of siman 612 brings fro the Trumas Hadeshen that there is no issue of muktza for food or drink. מותר ליגע ביום כיפור באוכלין ומשקין וליתן לקטנים ולא חיישינן שיאכל או ישתה עם ...
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Do reward tokens qualify halachically as money?

Regarding fake money (tokens) being Muktzah, as mentioned in the answer below, the answer is yes - it is Muktzah, because the whole reason why money is Muktzah is because you can’t use it for ...
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Raw fish on Shabbos

This piece is from the OUKosher website: Is it permissible to make Sushi on Shabbos? Is it muktza? Shulchan Aruch (Orach Chaim 308:32) writes that unsalted raw fish is muktza, because it serves no ...
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bringing back in garbage pails on Yom Tov

You are allowed to bring them back in. See Rivevos Ephraim 1:222:19 who writes that you can do so as you'll need to use it for more trash, and you may be worried that someone will take your trash can. ...
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Can one sleep in a room with a tefillin bag/tefillin in the room?

One is permitted to sleep while one is holding Tefilin in a bag (see here, note 12, referencing Kaf Hachayim 44:7). From there it stands to reason it is also fine if the tefilin are on a desk in their ...
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Can one move egg shells on Shabbos?

If the shells are fit for consumption by a kind of animal that is common in the area you're in [or, I assume, that you own a specimen of], then they are not muktzim. (Sh'mira Shabas K'hilchasah 20:27.)...
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Is an item (i.e., scissors) not muktzeh if it's usable for a destructive purpose on Shabbos?

Objects in this category are called "keilim she'm'lachtam l’issur," which means--according to this nice overview of Shabbos 123-124--they may be moved if and only if one needs them (l'tzorech gufo) or ...
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Can one close a piano on shabbos?

I posed the question to Rav Yehudah Konner, (A Posek and Dayan in Modiin Illit), and he said that unless the purpose of covering the piano is *L'tzorech gufo" or "L'tzorech Mekomo", meaning either for ...
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Can seforim be muktze on tish'a b'av that falls on shabbos?

When shabos came in it was not muktze because it was permitted to use it. Then it can't become muktze unless it changed to a different shape.
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Moving a bag containing a Muktzeh item during Shabbat

It depends on what's more important; the muktzeh item or the permitted item(depending on the person's own preferences; subject to debate). If the permitted item is more important, then it is ...
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Under what circumstances is it forbidden to move a 'k'li shemelachto leheter' (a utensil whose purpose is for a permitted use)?

{This is not "definitions / parameters of what is considered 'moving something for no purpose at all'" but just an example. I will happily remove it if you feel it is totally inadequate as an answer.} ...
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Playing with a pet on Shabbos

In “The Halochos of Muktzah” page 118 Rabbi Bodner says that animals are muktza. On page 9, Rabbi Bodner says “Items which are muktza may not be moved or eaten. They may be touched, however, ...
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Pikuach nefesh vs. muktzeh on Shabbat

In an atmosphere where there is a threat to life (remote, but still possible), it is permitted to override the laws of Shabbat in order to save a life. If a Rav determines that the situation is such ...
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