Tree house

May one climb into a tree house on Shabbos? No. If however the tree house is built in a way that it never makes direct contact with the tree, and is rather being supported by a second item which is supported by the tree, including the ladder[1], then it is […]

Using trees

Making use of trees on Shabbos:[1] The Sages decreed against making any use of a tree on Shabbos due to worry that if this were to be allowed one may come to climb the tree and remove fruits, leaves, or branches from it. This decree applies equally to all trees, […]

Noise to chase away animals

Making noise to chase away animals and birds:[1] One should[2] not chase away animals and birds from his orchard through clapping his hands together or against his thigh or by stamping his feet on the ground, if this is done in the normal way that it is done during the […]

Clapping, dancing and snapping

Clapping, dancing and snapping one’s finger on Shabbos:[1] May one sing or whistle? [2] It is permitted to sing or make any form of musical notes with one’s mouth, such as whistling or imitating the playing of an instrument.[3] Clapping: One may not clap his hands against each other or […]


Are toys which are not designated specifically for noise or music making, but do so in the process of being used, considered Muktzah? Example: A toy train which makes sounds when moving. If the toys are battery operated they are MM”I. If they are mechanical, then if they make music […]

Instruments Muktzah?

Are instruments which are designated to make music or noise Muktzah on Shabbos? Designated for music:[1] Any item which is designated to make musical notes is MM”I on Shabbos, and hence may only be moved for their space or a permitted use, and not to save from damage. [If the […]

Examples of noise making items

Examples of noise making items that may not be used to intentionally make noise with on Shabbos: Bell Gragger; Ratchet Whistle Door Knocker Q&A May one ring bells or other instruments with an irregularity?[1] No.[2]   May a child play with toys that make music or noise? Some Poskim allow […]

Using an instrument or vessel

Making sounds, rhythms or music on Shabbos using an instrument or vessel:[1] Making sounds of music with an instrument: It is forbidden to make the sound of music, including a mere tune[2], on Shabbos, using any instrument or vessel, even if the instrument or vessel is not a musical instrument[3].[4] […]

Moving a corpse on Shabbos

The laws relating to moving a corpse on Shabbos Introduction: The following chapter will discuss the laws of Muktzah as they relate to a corpse. It will mention under what circumstances a corpse may be moved and carried outside, in which ways it may be moved, and what actions may […]