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==Showering on Shabbat==
 
==Showering on Shabbat==
 
# One may not wash one's entire body or even a majority of one's body in hot water on [[Shabbat]], even if the water was heated before [[Shabbat]]. It is forbidden even if one only washes one limb at a time and altogether one washes a majority of one's body. <ref>Kitzur S"A 86:1</reF>
 
# One may not wash one's entire body or even a majority of one's body in hot water on [[Shabbat]], even if the water was heated before [[Shabbat]]. It is forbidden even if one only washes one limb at a time and altogether one washes a majority of one's body. <ref>Kitzur S"A 86:1</reF>
# Many water heaters or boilers are made so that automatically when hot water is removed cold water is added. If this is the case, it’s forbidden to remove hot water from the water heater, even if the water heater is turned off, because doing so will heat up the cold water which is added (which entails a violation of [[Bishul]]).<Ref> Shemirat Shabbat KeHilchata 1:39 </ref>
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# Many water heaters or boilers are made so that automatically when hot water is removed cold water is added. If this is the case, it’s forbidden to remove hot water from the water heater, even if the water heater is turned off, because doing so will heat up the cold water which is added (which entails a violation of [[Bishul]]).<Ref> Shemirat [[Shabbat]] KeHilchata 1:39 </ref>
 
# One may not enter a bathhouse even to sweat (in a steam room or the like). <ref>Kitzur S"A 86:1</reF>
 
# One may not enter a bathhouse even to sweat (in a steam room or the like). <ref>Kitzur S"A 86:1</reF>
 
==Washing one's hands==
 
==Washing one's hands==
# If one’s hands became soiled with mud one may not clean them off by wiping them on a towel or handkerchief however one may wipe them one a cloth which one isn’t concerned about cleaning (like a napkin). <Ref>S”A 302:11, Mishna Brurah 302:57, Shemirat Shabbat KeHilchata 14:26 </ref>
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# If one’s hands became soiled with mud one may not clean them off by wiping them on a towel or handkerchief however one may wipe them one a cloth which one isn’t concerned about cleaning (like a napkin). <Ref>S”A 302:11, Mishna Brurah 302:57, Shemirat [[Shabbat]] KeHilchata 14:26 </ref>
  
 
==Squeezing water from one's hair==
 
==Squeezing water from one's hair==
# It is forbidden to squeeze water out of one's hair on [[Shabbat]]. <ref>Mishna Brurah 326:25</ref>Similarly, one shouldn't shampoo one's hair on shabbat. <ref>39 Melachos (vol 2, pg 371)</ref>
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# It is forbidden to squeeze water out of one's hair on [[Shabbat]]. <ref>Mishna Brurah 326:25</ref>Similarly, one shouldn't shampoo one's hair on [[shabbat]]. <ref>39 Melachos (vol 2, pg 371)</ref>
 
# One may wet one's hair if one does not squeeze it out. <ref>39 Melachos (vol 2, pg 371)</ref>
 
# One may wet one's hair if one does not squeeze it out. <ref>39 Melachos (vol 2, pg 371)</ref>
 
# One should not shake one's head vigorously in order to remove the absorbed water. <ref>39 Melachos (vol 2, pg 372)</ref>
 
# One should not shake one's head vigorously in order to remove the absorbed water. <ref>39 Melachos (vol 2, pg 372)</ref>
 
# One may tightly wrap a towel on one's hair to absorb the liquid because the liquid is absorbed immediately and becomes useless. <ref>39 Melachos (vol 2, pg 371)</ref>
 
# One may tightly wrap a towel on one's hair to absorb the liquid because the liquid is absorbed immediately and becomes useless. <ref>39 Melachos (vol 2, pg 371)</ref>
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==Swimming on Shabbat==
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# One should try to avoid swimming on [[Shabbat]], even in a pool in their backyard. <ref> Yalkut Yosef [[Shabbat]] vol. 2 pg. 7. see also Chayei Adam 44:20, Sh"t Yaskil Avdi 6:1, Sh"t Minchat Yitzchak 6:32, Sh"t Beer Moshe 3:56, Sh"t Yeshuot Yaakov 3:25 </ref>
  
 
==Sources==
 
==Sources==
 
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Revision as of 22:56, 27 February 2014

Showering on Shabbat

  1. One may not wash one's entire body or even a majority of one's body in hot water on Shabbat, even if the water was heated before Shabbat. It is forbidden even if one only washes one limb at a time and altogether one washes a majority of one's body. [1]
  2. Many water heaters or boilers are made so that automatically when hot water is removed cold water is added. If this is the case, it’s forbidden to remove hot water from the water heater, even if the water heater is turned off, because doing so will heat up the cold water which is added (which entails a violation of Bishul).[2]
  3. One may not enter a bathhouse even to sweat (in a steam room or the like). [3]

Washing one's hands

  1. If one’s hands became soiled with mud one may not clean them off by wiping them on a towel or handkerchief however one may wipe them one a cloth which one isn’t concerned about cleaning (like a napkin). [4]

Squeezing water from one's hair

  1. It is forbidden to squeeze water out of one's hair on Shabbat. [5]Similarly, one shouldn't shampoo one's hair on shabbat. [6]
  2. One may wet one's hair if one does not squeeze it out. [7]
  3. One should not shake one's head vigorously in order to remove the absorbed water. [8]
  4. One may tightly wrap a towel on one's hair to absorb the liquid because the liquid is absorbed immediately and becomes useless. [9]

Swimming on Shabbat

  1. One should try to avoid swimming on Shabbat, even in a pool in their backyard. [10]

Sources

  1. Kitzur S"A 86:1
  2. Shemirat Shabbat KeHilchata 1:39
  3. Kitzur S"A 86:1
  4. S”A 302:11, Mishna Brurah 302:57, Shemirat Shabbat KeHilchata 14:26
  5. Mishna Brurah 326:25
  6. 39 Melachos (vol 2, pg 371)
  7. 39 Melachos (vol 2, pg 371)
  8. 39 Melachos (vol 2, pg 372)
  9. 39 Melachos (vol 2, pg 371)
  10. Yalkut Yosef Shabbat vol. 2 pg. 7. see also Chayei Adam 44:20, Sh"t Yaskil Avdi 6:1, Sh"t Minchat Yitzchak 6:32, Sh"t Beer Moshe 3:56, Sh"t Yeshuot Yaakov 3:25