Hanging Up Wet Clothing On Shabbat

The Daily Halacha Moment - Hanging Up Wet Clothing & Shabbat 👚


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Question:

May one hang up wet garments on Shabbat?


Answer:

It is rabbinically prohibited to hang wet clothing to dry on Shabbat. [1] However, if one hung up clothing to dry before Shabbat, one does not need to take them down on Shabbat. [2]

Similarly, One may not hang up wet clothing even in a place where other people cannot see the clothing. [3]


However, one may hang up dry clothing even in the regular place where one would hang wet clothing to dry. However, one should hang the clothing in a different way than he usually does. [4]


Sources:

[1]. Shulchan Aruch 301:45. This is forbidden because if one was permitted to hang up wet clothing on Shabbat, an onlooker may conclude they were laundered on Shabbat. See also in Yalkut Yosef, Shabbat, vol. 2, p. 67 who states that this applies even to clothing that are partially wet.

[2]. Mishnah Berurah 301:166; Ben Ish Chai, Veyechi, 2:1; Halichot Olam, vol. 3, p. 218. The Halichot Olam, p. 220 adds that if one hung up the clothing before Shabbat, and they dried on Shabbat, one may use the clothing on Shabbat.

[3]. This is because the Gemara, Shabbat, 146b, states that any rabbinical enactment of marit ayin also applies in a private place. See also in Shulchan Aruch 301:45.

[4]. Ben Ish Chai, Vayechi, 2:1; Halichot Olam, vol. 3, p. 219; Yabia Omer, vol. 9, 108:151.


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