Torah.org Home Subscribe Services Support Us
 
Print Version

Email this article to a friend

Chapter 91:9 & 10a
Non-Critical Illness on Shabbos

9. A person who is uncomfortable because he overate, may place his finger down his throat on Shabbos, so that he will vomit (1).

10 (a). [The following applies to] a wound that is not critical (2): one may not place a medicated dressing upon it on Shabbos, even if it was prepared from the day before, nor may one place anything on it that serves as a remedy ("refuah"); this includes a leaf (that is known for its medicinal properties), or an old, dry piece of cloth (3), for it too aids in the healing process (4).

However, one may, on Shabbos, place something upon it which will prevent it from being scratched (or irritated).

FOOTNOTES:

(1) Using a drug to induce vomiting would be prohibited due to the rabbinical prohibition against taking medicine on Shabbos.

(2) This applies to a wound that is neither life-threatening, nor does it cause severe pain, or threaten the normal functioning of a limb. In any of these cases, the prohibition against applying a medical remedy on Shabbos would obviously not apply.

(3) The Talmud implies that old, dry cloth (that has never been used before on a wound), somehow aids in the healing process. Since the Talmud was written about 1500 years ago, its medical advice should not be relied upon without consulting a qualified physician.

(4) Of course, one can and must do whatever is necessary to prevent infection or other deterioration of the wound.

Back  Paragraph 8  Table of Contents  Paragraph 10 Next 

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

 

ARTICLES ON NASO AND SHAVUOS:

View Complete List

At Any Given Moment
Rabbi Label Lam - 5762

The Giving of the Torah
Dr. Meir Tamari - 5762

A Celebration of Preparation
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5767

Frumster - Orthodox Jewish Dating

The Paradox Of Keeping That Which He Gives Away
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5764

Out Of Control
Rabbi Yochanan Zweig - 5773

The Preface to the Story of the Moshiach
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5766

> The "Two Breads"
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5756

If not for the Torah . . .
Shlomo Katz - 5772

Faith in Motion
Rabbi Naftali Reich - 5773

ArtScroll

Realize Who You Really Are!
Rabbi Yisroel Ciner - 5760

Confusion!
Rabbi Yisroel Ciner - 5761

A Man at 30 Days
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5757

Looking for a Chavrusah?

Echoes of Shavuos
Rabbi Label Lam - 5761

Camp Isn't For Everyone
Rabbi Aron Tendler - 5760

Small Talk
Rabbi Mordechai Kamenetzky - 5757

The Basis of Marriage
Rabbi Mordechai Kamenetzky - 5759



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