Take the 2-minute tour ×
Mi Yodeya is a question and answer site for those who base their lives on Jewish law and tradition and anyone interested in learning more. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Suppose there are two friends: one holds of the eiruv and the other doesn't. Is the second allowed to ask the first to carry for him?

And if the first anyways carried it, can the second benefit from it?

share|improve this question
Closely related: judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/14600 –  msh210 Feb 26 '12 at 22:55
add comment

1 Answer

There are different reasons why some people do not use Eruv's.

If you do not use it since you hold that it is no good, then you would have no right to ask someone else to carry for you, as you are according to your belief causing him to be Mechalel Shabbos. However if you hold that really it is good, however you do not use it in order to remember there is such a Halacha as Hotzaa on Shabbos or for whatever other reason, then there is no problem asking someone else to carry for you.

As always CYLOR

share|improve this answer
+1; this all sounds eminently plausible; but do you have a source for any of it? –  msh210 Sep 25 '11 at 2:42
add comment

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.