DailyHalacha.com for Mobile Devices Now Available

Select Halacha by date:

Or by subject:

Or by keyword:
Search titles and keywords only
Search All    

Weekly Perasha Insights
Shabbat Morning Derasha on the Parasha
Register To Receive The Daily Halacha By Email / Unsubscribe
Daily Parasha Insights via Live Teleconference
Syrian Sephardic Wedding Guide
Download Special Tefilot
A Glossary Of Terms Frequently Referred To In The Daily Halachot
About The Sources Frequently Quoted In The Halachot
About Rabbi Eli Mansour
Purchase Passover Haggadah with In Depth Insights by Rabbi Eli Mansour and Rabbi David Sutton
About DailyHalacha.Com
Contact us
Useful Links
Refund/Privacy Policy
Back to Home Page

Halacha is In Memory Of
 Marco DeFunis

Dedicated By
Bension, Michelle, Leah, Marco, and Izak DeFunis

Click Here to Sponsor Daily Halacha
(File size: 358 KB)
Borer: If One Selected on Shabbat by Mistake

If one violated the prohibition of Borer B’Mezid (intentionally), the selected food is forbidden to benefit from. The only solution is to mix it back in with the P’solet (waste) and start again by selecting in a permitted fashion.

If one violated Borer B’Shogeg (unintentionally), Hacham Ovadia and Hacham David in Halacha Berura bring several factors to rely upon to be lenient. First, there is the opinion of Rabbi Meir who permits benefiting from all prohibited Melachot performed B’Shogeg. Second, it is only forbidden to benefit from Melachot similar to Bishul (cooking) in which there is an intrinsic change to the object. E.g. raw food becomes cooked food. However, Borer, is similar to the Melacha of Hosa’ah (carrying) in which the food is moved about, but nothing is done to the food. In such cases, the Hayeh Adam (Rav Abraham Danzig of Vilna, 1748-1820) rules that there is no problem benefitting from the Melacha.

Moreover, there was a permitted way to perform the Borer, and therefore it is not actually considered benefiting from a prohibited Melacha, since he could have done it the permitted way.


If one violated Borer unintentionally he may benefit from the food on Shabbat.


Recent Daily Halachot...
May One Add Water to the Oil Cups of the Shabbat Candles?
May One Recite Kiddush if He Cannot Drink the Wine?
May a Non-Jew Carry from the Synagogue on Shabbat to a House for a Seudat Hatan?
Praying Arbit Early on Friday Night
Taking a Flight That Takes Off Before Shabbat and Lands After Shabbat
The Benefits of Singing Songs on Shabbat
Grinding Cheeses on Shabbat
Grinding Cooked Meat on Shabbat
Grinding Spices on Shabbat
Is It Permitted to Discard the Waste While Eating
Grinding on Shabbat for Immediate Use
Are Colorful Bowl Cleansers Permissible on Shabbat?
Walking on Snow on Shabbat
Squeezing Fruits Over Foods on Shabbat
Is It Permissible to Cut Fruit or Crush Ice on Shabbat?
Page of 211
3160 Halachot found