Chasing Flies on Shabbos


Shalom aleichem Rabbi Lauffer. Thank you for answering my last question. If a fly lands on one’s piece of challah on Shabbos, would he be permitted to simply blow the fly off the challah, or otherwise shoo it away, or would this be prohibited as boreir. Thanks.

7 months


  1. There is no problem of Borer with blowing off a fly that has landed on the challah. But what the guests will think about their host blowing all over their challah is another thing!

    Best wishes from the Team