Sunday, October 6, 2013

Amirah l'Nochri, Part 8

We have been learning about Amirah l'Nochri, the practice of asking a non-Jew to do things on Shabbat that a Jew is personally prohibited from doing.
If a non-Jew, on his own initiative, performs a biblically prohibited act in a Jew's house on Shabbat specifically to benefit the Jew, such as turning on a light, the Jew is not required to leave his own house. However, he must ask the non-Jew not to do it in the future, and he must not do things that take specific advantage of that act, such as reading by that light.
(Aruch haShulchan Orach Chaim 276:4)
Have a great day,

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