October 14, 2017 11:39 pm at 11:39 pm #1380504barryegsho2Participant
is one allowed to sit on a soaking wet metal or wood or plastic chair on Shabbos, for example if it was raining in the sukkah but stopped raining but the chair is still soaking wet?October 15, 2017 12:00 am at 12:00 am #1380517iacisrmmaParticipant
Doesn’t mean I would do it or recommend it.October 15, 2017 1:12 am at 1:12 am #1380563👑RebYidd23Participant
No. One should avoid embarrassing oneself in public.October 15, 2017 1:51 am at 1:51 am #1380581LightbriteParticipant
Is one allowed to dry off a wet chair on Shabbos? Using ones hands? Using another device?October 15, 2017 1:51 am at 1:51 am #1380582LightbriteParticipant
Other possible drying devices… towel, gravity, baby wearing a diaperOctober 15, 2017 9:25 am at 9:25 am #1380612iacisrmmaParticipant
LB: If one spills water on the floor can one wipe it up?October 15, 2017 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm #1380731jakobParticipant
NO. a person is forbidden from embarrassing himself. unless its for a mitzva & mesiras nefesh & will be role modeling showing all his talmidim how low he will stoop for mesiras nefesh he will do for a mitzvaOctober 15, 2017 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm #1380748WinnieThePoohParticipant
This is actually a real question that can potentially involve 2 issurim- 1) getting a garment wet can be an issue of cleaning (melaben) and 2) of squeezing (sechita, the mealacha of dosh), if the garment gets wet enough to squeeze. As far as I know the Halacha, and it pays to ask your Rov of course, wiping with a disposable napkin is ok, or something like a rag that is designated for spills. You would still have to be careful not to squeeze-meaning avoid getting it soaking wet- whether it is the cloth or your skirt that got soaked by sitting in the puddle.
There is a story I heard once about a Rav who got out of bed in the morning and stepped into the negel vassar water with his socks on. Since he was afraid if he stepped down or pulled off the sock he would squeeze, he sat like that the whole shabbos.
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