Fourteen Israeli Sephardic rabbis have ruled that video-seders are acceptable during a pandemic. They based their ruling on the fact that halacha allows treating sick people on Shabbat even if their illness is not life-threatening.

My question is: How far can you go in treating non-life-threatening illnesses on Shabbat or Yom Tov? Must there be pain involved? Just discomfort? Psychological too? What are the limits? I would like to see a halachic discussion of where to place the dividing line.

(No need to downvote if you disagree with the ruling. That is not my question.)

  • That link is from a year ago...
    – Double AA
    Mar 26, 2021 at 16:11
  • You asked about this last year judaism.stackexchange.com/q/112226/759
    – Double AA
    Mar 26, 2021 at 16:13
  • @DoubleAA -- Oops! Getting old... But my question is different from a year ago. Mar 26, 2021 at 16:16
  • There are multiple books that deal with the topic of medicine and Shabbos.
    – N.T.
    Mar 30, 2021 at 4:41


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