Thursday, August 24, 2006

Daf Yomi - Yoma 78 - Touching Food on Yom Kippur

There is a question discussed in some of the Poskim if one is allowed to touch food on Yom Kippur. Perhaps it has a halacha similar to muktza. Mahril Diskin brings a proof from our Gemora that it is permitted. Rav Yehuda stated that one is permitted to cool himself off with fruit and he actually did so with a certain type of vegetable. However, he retracts from this proof because the Gemora can be referring to fruits and vegetables that cannot be eaten raw and there is no suspicion that he will come to eat it, however a food that we are worried that one might forget and eat it, should not be touched on Tom Kippur.

3 comments:

David said...

Is there a din of muktzeh by food?

ben said...

If I recall correctly, the Rambam holds in Hilchos Shabbos that food cannot be muktzeh. However, that may only apply to edible food and not raw food.

Avromi said...

Reb Elyashiv rules that food is not muktza for it's fitting for a minor. Reb Akiva Eiger in Tshuvos (5) rules that it is muktza. Reb Meir Simcha Hil Yom Tov 4) disagrees for the same reason quoted above. Reb Zilberstein rules that food in an army camp where there are no children around is muktza.