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

Click Here to Sponsor Daily Halacha
"Delivered to Over 6000 Registered Recipients Each Day"

      
(File size: 740 KB)
Pouring Water Heated by the Sun on Foods on Shabbat

The Shulhan Aruch (318:3) rules that cooking with a surface heated by the sun, “Toldot HaHama,” constitutes Bishul (cooking) M’drabanan. That is, it is Rabbinically prohibited to cook an egg on a cloth heated by the sun. The reason for this is that one may come to use a surface heated by fire to cook, which is a Torah prohibition.

If one would immerse an egg in water heated by the sun, it would be an Issur D’rabanan- Rabbinic prohibition of cooking. However, Hacham David, in his Halacha Berura, permits pouring water heated by the sun over a raw food. He reasons that since there is a general disagreement whether pouring even regular hot water over a raw food can cook it, one can be lenient in the case of solar heated water, which is only an Issur D’rabanan. This question is particularly relevant in Israel where they commonly use solar panels to heat the water.

SUMMARY
While one may not cook raw food by immersing it in water heated by the sun, it is permitted to pour such water over a raw food.

 


Recent Daily Halachot...
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?
Washing One's Hands Before Kiddush on Friday Night
Washing One's Hands Before Kiddush on Shabbat Morning
Setting Timers ("Shabbat Clocks") Before Shabbat
Using a Doorknocker, Clapping, Banging and Whistling on Shabbat
Combing Hair on Shabbat
Mixing Red Wine with White Wine on Shabbat - “Sobe’a,” or “Dyeing”
Is It Permissible To Carry A Child On Shabbat In The Public Domain
Is It Permissible To Use A Body Sponge On Shabbat
Is It Permissible To Wear A Sports Coat Over Your Shoulders On Shabbat In The Public Domain
How to Squeeze Fruits and Vegetables on Shabbat
Page of 208
3120 Halachot found