Saturday, December 24, 2011

Sending a letter through the mail on Friday


One should not put a letter in a mailbox on Friday in an area where it is likely that Jews work in the post office on Shabbat. This is not a problem if the likelihood is low, though, even if it is still a possibility.

(Rav Moshe Feinstein, Igrot Moshe Orach Chaim 3:46)

[Note: This is only tangential to a more complex issue, regarding express letters and requesting work from non-Jews for Shabbat. There is much more to say on that topic.]

חג אורים שמח,

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