Monday, June 20, 2011

Liquid soap on Shabbat


The Torah prohibits smearing a cream on Shabbat.

Many authorities permit use of liquid soap on Shabbat, arguing that it is liquid like water. Rav Moshe Feinstein was uncomfortable with this; since the soap, when rubbed, will cover far more area than it could have in its initial state, this is also considered an act of smearing.

(Rav Moshe Feinstein, Igrot Moshe Orach Chaim 1:113)

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