I know that there is discussion about inviting a Jew for Shabbos or Yom Tov, where he will drive a car to get there.

Does anyone know Rav Ovadia Yosef's opinion about this matter?

  • Why would you expect ROY's opinion to be distinct from those of other authorities on this matter?
    – Isaac Moses
    Jan 20, 2016 at 19:01
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    Possible duplicate of Inviting a non-observant Jew on Shabbat or Yom Tov
    – Isaac Moses
    Jan 20, 2016 at 19:06
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    @IsaacMoses He is asking about Rav Ovadia Yosef's opinion as the Sefardic Posek. The answers in what you say is a duplicate give Ashkenazi poskim. Jan 21, 2016 at 1:26
  • @sabbahillel, why would Sefardi and Ashkenazi pesak on this be different?
    – Isaac Moses
    Jan 21, 2016 at 1:30
  • @IsaacMoses I would not expect it, but that seems to be the question. Is there a difference? Jan 21, 2016 at 2:01

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DailyHalacha by Rabbi Mansour writes Rabbi Yishak Yosef's opinion, which he got from his father-

The vast majority of Halachic authorities disagree, and rule that one may not invite a guest if he will drive. Having a guest show up at one’s home on Shabbat by car, and then leaving by car, causes a Hillul Hashem (defamation of God), in that it creates a public desecration of Shabbat.


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