Sunday, January 4, 2015

A button that fell off on Shabbos


A button which was attached to a garment when Shabbat began has the status of a kli [functional implement]. Should the button fall off but remain intact, it would not lose its status, and therefore it would not be muktzeh.

Buttons which have never been attached to garments, and broken garments, do not have kli status and are muktzeh.

(Rivivot Ephraim 1:223:7)

Have a great day,


  1. I make necklaces as a hobby. Can I show friends unfinished pieces which I'm in the process of making on Shabbat?

    Thank you.

  2. An interesting question. My sense is that it would be muktzeh, but I'd encourage you to ask your shul rabbi.