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Thursday, August 7, 2014

(Pasul) Tefillin on Shabbos

Pasul tefillin that are now opened and used for chinuch - what's their status on Shabbos? Can they be used for chinuch on Shabbos if they're set aside for this?

Sources?

4 comments:

  1. Possul tefillin are not muktzah. So touching them is OK. But putting them on? Maaras ayin possibly? I have never seen this discussed.

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  2. As R. Eli mentions above, Halakha does not classify Tefillin as "Muktse." Rather, they are identified under the special category of "Keli She'melachto Le'issur" – utensils whose primary use involves activity forbidden on Shabbat. The law regarding such a "utensil" is that one may move it either to use the space it currently occupies, or to use the item itself for a permissible purpose. As such, a Rabbi who teaches a class on Shabbat about Tefillin, may show the students Tefillin as part of his instruction.

    * See Halikhot Olam, Helek 3, page 196 from R. Ovadya Yosef
    * Also see Menuchat Ahava, Helek 1, page 263 from R. Moshe Levy

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  3. I came to the blog to ask literally this exact shaila (and one other, but still). Yasher Koach!

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