Torah.org Home Subscribe Services Support Us
 
Print Version

Email this article to a friend

Chapter 90:22 & 23
Non-Melacha Prohibitions

22. If possible, a Gentile who purchased merchandise from a Jew should be prevented from collecting it on Shabbos (1).

23. A person who has a "yahrtzeit" (2) on Shabbos and forgot to light a candle for this purpose, is permitted to tell a Gentile during "bein hash'moshos" (between sunset and the appearance of three stars on Friday evening) (3), to light it for him (4). On Shabbos itself, however, it is forbidden [to ask a Gentile to light the candle].

FOOTNOTES:

(1) The reason the Sages didn't want the Gentile to collect the goods on Shabbos is because onlookers might think that the Gentile is transporting goods for the Jew (Shulchan Aruch 246:2) or that the Jew actually sold him the goods on Shabbos.

(2) Anniversary of the death of one's parent.

(3) During that period of time, we refrain from doing activities which are prohibited on Shabbos, due to our inability to determine the precise moment that "night" (and therefore, shabbos), begins.

(4) Due to the indeterminate status of the "bein hash'mashos" period, certain leniencies apply with regards to the rabbinical prohibition of instructing a Gentile to perform forbidden activities (See Shulchan Aruch 261:1). It is permissible to ask a Gentile during "bein hash'mashos" to perform any forbidden activity (whether Biblical or rabbinical) for any one of the following reasons:

a) Shabbos needs
b) To prevent substantial financial loss
c) A Yahrtzeit candle
d) For the sake of a mitzvah

Back  Paragraph 21  Table of Contents  

Halacha-Yomi, Copyright (c) 2002 Project Genesis, Inc.

 
Sell Chometz Online


ARTICLES ON TZAV AND PESACH:

View Complete List

Lessons In Exile
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5764

Bringing Close
Shlomo Katz - 5766

A Mirror of His Parent
Rabbi Dovid Green - 5757

ArtScroll

The Evil Son
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5756

Pure Confusion
Rabbi Mordechai Kamenetzky - 5758

Just Think!
Shlomo Katz - 5760

Looking for a Chavrusah?

A New Outlook
Rabbi Shlomo Jarcaig - 5763

Another Link in the Chain
Rabbi Yisroel Ciner - 5759

Miracles - Just Wondering
Rabbi Eliyahu Hoffmann - 5763

Frumster - Orthodox Jewish Dating

Giving Thanks for Doors Opened
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5761

Reliving the Exodus
Rabbi Naphtali Hoff - 5768

The Sound of Silence
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5758

> This Night
Rabbi Label Lam - 5767

Virtual Sacrifices
Shlomo Katz - 5773

Passover Never Passes Over
Rabbi Dovid Green - 5762

You and Your Sons
Rabbi Yaakov Menken - 5757



Project Genesis

Torah.org Home


Torah Portion

Jewish Law

Ethics

Texts

Learn the Basics

Seasons

Features

TORAHAUDIO

Ask The Rabbi

Knowledge Base




Help

About Us

Contact Us



Free Book on Geulah!




Torah.org Home
Torah.org HomeCapalon.com Copyright Information