Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Amirah l'Nochri, Part 4


We have been learning about Amirah l'Nochri, the act of asking a non-Jew to do things on Shabbat that a Jew may not do himself.

If a non-Jew performs such work on his own initiative, benefitng the Jew, and it is for the non-Jew's own benefit as well, then the Jew need not protest.

For example - If a Jew gives a non-Jewish laundromat clothing to be laundered, and does not request that the work be done on Shabbat specifically, and the non-Jew does it on Shabbat because that's when it's convenient for him, there is no problem.

(Aruch haShulchan Orach Chaim 243:6)

Have a great day,

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