Tuesday, July 31, 2012

De-boning fish on Shabbos


Because removal of bones from fish constitutes an act of boreir (selection), which is prohibited on Shabbos, one may not pick bones out of fish before eating it on Shabbos. Instead, one would need to eat the fish, and spit out the bones.

However: Where this is not possible, such as in feeding children, one may remove the bones right before eating.

The same applies in removing watermelon seeds.

(Rav Moshe Feinstein, Igrot Moshe Orach Chaim 4:74:Boreir 7)

Have a great day,

1 comment:

  1. Fish de-boning is indeed a great way to make it easy to eat the fish. But never did I realize that there is a limitation to it.