Muktze in Left Hand: Shaking Right Hand on Shabbos


Shalom aleichem Rabbi Lauffer. Thank you for answering my last question. If on Shabbos a non-observant Jew has something muktzeh in his left hand, are you allowed to shake his right hand? Thanks.

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  1. There is no problem with shaking his right hand as a person does not become a base for Muktze. The halacha of “ba’seece” is applicable only when the base is considered to be “tefel” and secondary to the Muktze.

    Best wishes from the Team