Carpet Sweeper Advertised As ‘Perfect For Shabbos’, May In Fact Be Issur D’oraisa

carpet sweeper ad_wmIt has been brought to our attention that a local store has advertised the Carpet Sweeper as ‘Perfect for Shabbos’. However, according to Hagaon Reb Moishe Feinstien Zatzal and Hagaon Reb Simcha Bunim Cohen Shlita, using some of these models may in fact be transgressing an Issur D’oraisa. The reasoning being, that the two rotating parts which gather the dirt can be shredding the fibers of the carpets during the cleaning process. Please note: This information is not intended to Paskan a Halacha. It is for informational purposes only. Please consult with your Rav prior to using the product.

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  1. Is this information regarding shredding of the fibers, specifically about this oreck model, or that it may apply to any carpet sweepers?

  2. Although the biur Halacha in של״ז ד׳ה שלא: says that generally one may not sweep carpet also see the biur halacah in ש׳ב ד״ה ועיין.

  3. To Tyrone : your post in #4 is uncalled for , why is it ruining someones business ? I still going to shop there , I just have to be aware of using this carpet sweeper on shabbos . And anyway tls didn’t post the name of the store . So please stop posting shtusim !

  4. There may also be a halachic distinction between using it on pile/plush carpet vs. the commercial loop carpet that is in most of our homes (the latter is less problematic) – ask your poseik.

  5. I don’t know for sure but it’s probable that Kim checked himself in to a rehab facility, he was a serious Scooperholic Nebach…

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