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Crushing Snow on Shabbos

Can one stomp on snow with intention to make it melt and/or soften it?


It is forbidden to stomp on snow with the intention of making it melt (or soften it, which leads it to melt). However, it is permitted to walk on snow, providing there is no intention of crushing the snow.

Sources: Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chaim 320:9; 320:13.

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