Question:

Can someone rip aluminum foil from a roll on shabbos, or is it best to pre rip it before shabbos? LECHATCHILA OR BIDIEVED

Answer:

Aluminum foil should not be ripped on shabbos, not L’chatcila and not b’dieved, and it must be pre-cut before shabbos. The reason is because ripping the foil is korayah, and also it is making the foil usable and considered makeh b’patish.

Best Wishes

Sources:

Shulchan Aruch 340-13, M:B Ibid 41, Shmiras Shabbos Khichoso 9-26, Orchos Shabbos 19-125.

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