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Sponge on Shabbat and Yom Tov


Rabbi Elchanan Lewis

8 Kislev 5767
What are the practical halachos regarding use of a sponge (the kitchen implement) on Shabbat and Yom Tov?
A sponge can't be used for cleaning dishes on Shabbat, a synthetic brush or similar utensils can be used instead. (Shmirat Shabbat Kehilchata 12:10, 11)
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