Thursday, February 5, 2009

Halocho #264 - Not feeding birds on Shabbat Shira

House pets or any other animals that depend on you for their food, may be fed on Shabbat.

Animals that do not rely on you for their food may not be fed, and you may not even throw them leftovers, with the exception of stray dogs.

One may not feed pigeons as they are capable of fending for themselves.

The custom to put out grain for the birds on Shabbat Shira (this week) is incorrect as birds do not rely on humans for their food. (One may put out grain for them before Shabbat.)

Source Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 87:18

Shabbat Shalom

- Danny Thursday, 11 Shvat 5769

Please daven for a complete recovery for Tamar bat Naama - תמר בת נעמה

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