Shabbat: "Acquisitions"
  • Shabbat: Permitted Acquisitions
    You may not acquire items (kinyan) on Shabbat unless they are needed for that Shabbat or for doing a mitzva. The classic example of doing something for Shabbat is bringing food or drink to a house for Shabbat lunch, which the house owner acquires on Shabbat for Shabbat. Other permissible kinyan on Shabbat:
    •  Giving a siddur or chumash to use on that Shabbat.
    •  Giving permissible medicine for use on that Shabbat.
    Note For limitations on bringing a newspaper into your house on Shabbat, see Shabbat: Mail and Periodicals.