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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 which allows one to move something which one would usually not be allowed to move since it has no use, but since it is something which is disgusting and unsightly ...


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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, the law is rabbinic. The derivation is declared to be an asmachta, something to attach to. My rebbe in grade school compared it to a hook to hang your hat on. ...


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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, if a considerable financial loss is involved. b. Taking out the dead fish is not a breach of the prohibition against selection, since the dead fish ...


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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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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, smartphones, radios, tape recorders, expensive or fragile music players, cameras, and mixers. These may not be used even for a permissible purpose, for example, as a ...


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Update: I got a response from a rabbi affiliated with the OU, he runs an "ask the rabbi" type service. The CPL ID card is not muksah if it is legally required to carry the gun.


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Excellent Question! The Orchos Shabbos 19:139 (cited here), explains that the Sefer Torah is considered Muktzah because of Chisaron Kis, but in terms of many particular cases where it is necessary, we consider it either not muktzah, or as a Kli Shemelachto Leheter, see there for details of each particular case.


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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 that one should carry muktzeh or carry in a carmelit (both of which are forbidden on a rabbinic level) and that it would save one's life where a possible danger ...


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If you look closely at the Gemara in which this discussion originates, the svara that the monetary value of an item is what determines its state as "muktseh mechamas chesron kis" (MMC"K) is debunked. I do not have a Gemara on-hand, but if I recall, there was one of the Rabbis (Rava?) who mentioned a gold-maker's hammer, which is quite expensive, and yet the ...


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The first question is already answered but you ask for more details on borer and muktze. Overall they do not represent obstacles to using such a knife. There is no issue of borer when selecting the good from the bad, in this case the tool you want from the others, with the hand, right before use. Shemirat Shabbat KeHilchata (3:27) notes it is permitted to ...


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B"H A parallel issue is whether we are permitted to carry firearms within a kosher eruv on Shabbos. I am an NRA instructor and belong to a Chabad shul in Texas. The rabbi asked me to administer a security program wherein several trained and vetted individuals have agreed to act as armed security on Shabbos. It was poskimed by our rabbi (and his rav) that, ...


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The following addresses the case where the switch controls only the power for the light. That is to say, the switch does not also turn off something in the electric eye circuit. The Chosen Ish holds that opening and closing an electric switch might be binyan and stira. Rav Auerbach says that it is like opening and closing a door, it was made to open and ...


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