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Taking furniture apart on Shabbat

Question:

I know that “boneh” is one of the melahot that are forbidden on Shabbat. I assume, but was never certain, that destructing things that you have built — such as disassembling furniture — is also issur on Shabbat and hagim. Thank you in advance!

Answer:

In general you  are right, but there are a number of factors that might change the halacha. Therefore each instance has to be evaluated on its own.

Best Wishes

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