Sunday, September 2, 2012

Using a wheelchair outside an eruv on Shabbat


One who needs a wheelchair may use it to wheel himself outside of the eruv; the wheelchair is viewed as the equivalent of his shoe. However, if the wheelchair must be lifted in order to cross a threshold, one should ask non-Jews to do it in a manner which will only violate rabbinic law; this may be done only in a case of need.

(Rav Moshe Feinstein, Igrot Moshe Orach Chaim 4:90)

Have a great day,

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