Question:

May one tape a plastic tablecloth on shabbos/yom tov to a table with scotch tape already prepared/stuck to the table before Shabbos. So that one end of the piece of tape is stuck to the table and one would stick the other end on the tablecloth to hold it down/then unstick it after clearing the table.

Answer:

Taping items and unsticking the tape in a temporary manner is controversial. If however the tape is going to be for less than 24 hours, then most poskim agree that it is permitted. Therefore if you put the tape on to the tablecloth erev shabbos and you will unsticking it after clearing the table Shabbos day, that is less than 24 hours and it is permitted. Regarding these halachos, Shabbos and Yom Tov are the same

Have a gmar chasima tova.

 

Sources:

Bais Yosef 317- 3,  Darcei Moshe 340-2, Rema  317-3, Tehila Ldovid 340-6,  Shulchan Aruch Horav 317-7, Ketzos Hashulchan 146 ftnt. 22, Chazon Ish O:CH Hashmatos 156- 340, Minchas Yitzchok 8-31, Shevet Halevi 5-50, Tzitz Eliezer 16-6, Shmiras Shabbos Khilchoso 16 ftnt. 224,

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