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==Opening Mail==
 
# It’s forbidden to tear or steam a letter open on [[Shabbat]]. It’s permissible to tell a non-Jew that it’s forbidden to open letters on [[Shabbat]] so that the non-Jew will understand to open it as this is not a command but only a hint. <Ref>Shemirat Shabbat KeHilchata 30:2 </ref> Similarly, it’s permissible to benefit from the letter since the action of the non-Jew was applied to the envelope and not to the letter directly. <Ref>Shemirat Shabbat KeHilchata 30:57 </ref>
 
# It’s permissible to open an envelope or a booklet that was stapled shut just for transmission by post by removing the staples. However, it’s forbidden to remove the staples from two papers that were stapled together permanently. <Ref>Shemirat Shabbat KeHilchata 28:5 </ref> Similarly, it’s forbidden to staple an envelope closed. <Ref>Shemirat Shabbat KeHilchata 28:5 </ref>
 
==Reading Mail==
 
# In general it’s forbidden to read letters on [[Shabbat]] even of a social or business correspondence. However, if a letter of social correspondence arrived on [[Shabbat]] it’s permissible to read it silently (without moving one’s lips) because it’s possible that it contains crucial information for [[Shabbat]]. However, business letters may not be read on [[Shabbat]] at all. <Ref>Shemirat Shabbat KeHilchata 29:45 </ref>
 
==Related Pages==
 
# [[Permitted and forbidden things to read]]
 
# [[Koreah]] (Tearing)
 
==References==
 
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