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Section: Questions   Category: Halacha
Halacha - Shabbat
Submitted by Sholom Cohn  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question: On Shabbat, Is it permissible to place book page markers which are small plastic pieces with mild adhesive tape on the back which are used to place by important information when reading, so as not to forget about minor detail that I read about. Self-stick notes adhere securely and remove cleanly. They are like post it notes but they are made out of plastic and are Not made to write on If yes, can they remain permanently or do I have to take them off after shabbat. Please explain as much you can. Thank you. For clarification, this is what I am talking about: http://www.amazon.com/Post--Assorted-Colors-Arrows-683-VAD1/dp/B000MK4RAM/ref=sr_1_1?s=office-products&ie=UTF8&qid=1384473954&sr=1-1 http://www.officedepot.com/a/products/452409/Post-it-Flags-1-x-1/
Answer:

Using these adhesive book marks on Shabbos would be questionable. On the one hand, since the adhesive is relatively weak and not designed to remain permanently and their normal usage is to frequently detach and reattach them, they might appear to be permitted similar to the tabs on disposable diapers. However, since it would be common to sometimes leave them in place for an extended period of time, there is reason to draw a distinction, and they should not be used.

posted:2013-11-14 19:24:37


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