• May 23, 2022
  • 22 5782, Iyyar
  • פרשת במדבר

Asking a non-Jew to Violate Shabbat

Asking a non-Jew to Violate Shabbat

Amirah L’Nochri, a Jew asking a non-Jew to perform melacha for him on Shabbat, is a complicated issue. Join Rabbi Dovid Fink as he explores the background of this prohibition and when and how it may be acceptable to circumvent it.

October 25, 2021 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Asking a non-Jew to Violate Shabbat: Asking a non-Jew to Violate Shabbat
Class description

Throughout the length and breadth of Torah, we are prohibited from asking a non-Jew to do whatever we are prohibited from doing.

We will begin with the general principle as it applies to neutering animals at any time during the week and then apply the principle to specific questions related to Shabbat, such as removing the light bulb from a refrigerator on Shabbat so that the door can be opened and closed without violating Shabbat.

Sources are available through the links in both WORD format and pdf. In class we will translate and explain these sources.

November 1, 2021 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Asking a non-Jew to Violate Shabbat: Asking a non-Jew to Violate Shabbat
Class description

Asking a non-Jew to remove the light bulb from a refrigerator on Shabbat.

Asking a non-Jew to violate Shabbat to enable the community to perform a mitsva.

Asking a non-Jew to violate Shabbat to ease pain and suffering.

 

 

November 8, 2021 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Asking a non-Jew to Violate Shabbat: Asking a non-Jew to Violate Shabbat
Class description

Asking a non-Jew to violate Shabbat for someone who is ill.

Sources are available through the links.

In addition to being one of Rabbi Brovender's first students, Rabbi Dovid Fink is an outstanding expertᅠand teacher of Halacha. Rabbi Fink received his Rabbinic ordination from ITRI and the Mir and was awarded his Ph.D in Semitic Languages and Linguistics from Yale University. Rav Fink has taught thousands of students from all over the world for over 35 years.