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Covering a package that arrives on Shabbos

Question:

Is there any problem with covering a package that arrives on Shabbos?

I have a package that might be arriving on Shabbos outside our apartment and I don’t want the box to be apparent to neighbors throughout Shabbos. Can I cover it with a towel on Friday night?

Answer:

It is permitted to take a towel etc. and drape it over the package, to protect it. The reason is because we are allowed to move a non muktza item (kli shemilachto l’heter) in order to protect itself or another item.

Best wishes

Sources:

O:CH 277-5, 308-34, 310-6, M:B 277- 23,

 

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