- Shabbat and Holidays
In the book, "The 39 Melachos," p.44, it is written, "According to most Poskim, moving a Muktzah item in a backhanded fashion is permitted for any purpose, even if done for the benefit of the muktzah item." 1. Is this true? Is there any case where one cannot move an item "Kili'achar Yad? 2. If there is no case, and the above is true, then there seems to be no purpose for having the categories "Litzorech Gufo", and "Litzorech Mekomo"? 3. In the first case, there is a purpose because this enables one to use the object with one’s hands, i.e. using a hammer to crack nuts. But, is there any purpose to making the category "Litzorech Mekomo" separate from other cases of Mukzah, such as when one does not like seeing a can of paint on the table (assuming the place of the paint is not needed)?
Moving a Muktzah item in a backhanded fashion means moving it with a part of your body other than your hands- such as by holding it between your arms 1. It is permitted for any purpose, even if done for the benefit of the muktza item. I can not think of a case where one can not move an item "Kili'achar Yad" 2. Not at all. These reasons permit you to move the item with your hands in a normal fashion. Have you ever tried moving a bar of soap in a backhanded way? How about trying to move a tealight with a Shinuy? 3. A can of paint is Muktzah and cannot be moved "Litzorech Gufo" or "Litzorech Mekomo"?