The Daily Halacha Moment - Smelling Fruits From A Tree On Shabbat 🍃 🍏
״כל השונה הלכות בכל יום - מובטח לו שהוא בן העולם הבא״ (נידה עג ע״א, מגילה כח:)
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May one smell fruits attached to a tree on Shabbat?
One is not permitted to smell a ripe fruit that is still attached to a tree. This is rabbinically prohibited, since one may get carried away and pick the fruit off of the tree as well.  It is permitted to smell flowers or hadassim that are still attached to the ground on Shabbat, since one is less likely to inadvertently pick them, since, unlike fruit, flowers are inedible.  Similarly, It is permitted to recite Birkat HaIlanot on Shabbat, as there is no rabbinic concern that one may come to pull the fruit off of the tree. 
. Shulchan Aruch 336:10.
. Shulchan Aruch 336:10; Chazon Ovadia, Shabbat, vol. 4, p. 77. See also Kaf HaChaim 336:61.
. Chazon Ovadia, Shabbat, vol. 4, p. 79; ibid., Pesach, p. 20.
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