Yeshiva.org.il - The Torah World Gateway
Ask the rabbi Shabbat and Holidays Other Appliances

Umbrella on Shabbat

Rabbi Eliezer S. Weisz10 Shevat 5763
1792
Question
I understand that using an umbrella on Shabbat that was opened prior to Shabbat is prohibited by the Poskim due to Marit Ayin. Can a person therefore use on Shabbat a "Shabbat-Umbrella" that always remains open and never close to avoid any Marit Ayin issues?
Answer
The umbrella hat once existed i.e. a hat with a permanent umbrella fixed to it however THAT IS NOT ACCEPTABLE. So as to avoid forming an option of Chilul Shabbat. See also Shemirat Shabbat Kehilchata 24:15 and the footnotes. Anyhow a Shabbat umbrella would not to my mind solve the problem of Marit Ayin. esw
More on the topic of Other Appliances

It is not possible to send messages to the Rabbis through replies system.Click here to send your question to rabbi.

את המידע הדפסתי באמצעות אתר yeshiva.org.il