Sunday, November 8, 2009

Interacting between Jews who are extending Shabbat and Jews who are not


One who personally accepts Shabbat early may still ask another Jew, who has not yet accepted Shabbat, to perform work on his behalf.

The same is true for a Jew who keeps Shabbat even after Shabbat has ended - he may ask a Jew who has already performed Havdalah to perform work on his behalf.

(Code of Jewish Law Orach Chaim 263:17; Mishneh Berurah 261:18)

Have a great day,


  1. Good afternoon,

    It can be a little awkward. Does the "early Shabbos" person wish "good Shabbos" to one who has not yet brought in Shabbos? Does the "early chol" person wish "Shavua Tov" to someone who is still keeping Shabbos?

  2. Hi Michael,

    Thanks for your question. As I see it, there's neither harm nor foul either way.