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Wearing a Baseball Cap on Shabbos

Rabbi Nachman Wilhelm of Online Smicha discusses whether wearing a baseball cap on Shabbos can be problematic. Video

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2 questions for Rabbi Wilhelm
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2 questions for Rabbi Wilhelm

First, thank you for your short k’toim in halacha (and to COL for hosting). It’s wonderful for baeli batim that don’t always have a lot of time to learn in depth. 2 questions I hope you can address: Ohel – are there any issues with using a sukka shlock or even a formal awning on shabbos/sukkos? 2 – I recently saw in the chasidisher derher that a shul must lock it’s parking lot on Shabbos (sourced from a sh’t from igres Moshe). There are many shuls that do not do this and many have “active” parking lots (tinokes shnishba or… Read more »

Sukkah shlak
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Sukkah shlak

To use a shlak, it must be at least partially closed before sunset, and stay that way until it’s dark. After that you can open it, and then when it rains you can close it again.

Can you clarify please?
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Can you clarify please?

Thank you for the informative shiur, but I am still confused! Perhaps you did not wish to poskin on this issue (as you indicated there are many opinions) but I am still unclear as to whether wearing DAVKA a baseball cap (inside or out) is permitted. It seems the 4 problematic issues are: 1) Is the brim OVER a tefach? 2) Is the brim of a STIFF material? 3) Is the brim ROUNDED? 4) Is your intention to keep away bugs or shade from the sun? EVEN if the brim is rounded & less than a tefach (which many baseball… Read more »

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