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Is it permissible to use free public transport on Shabbat? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Riding the Subway on Shabbat Under the following conditions: One is not required to pay for public transport The transport is operating (stopping, starting, driving) for the ...
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Jumping onto a moving train on shabbos [duplicate]

I'm wondering if it is forbidden to go onto a moving train on shabbos. I'm having a hard time understanding the answer I heard before: the extra weight causes the train to use more power. I ...
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What are some of the halachic issues with taking a train on Shabbos? [duplicate]

I'd like to know all of the potential issues involved and what leniencies exist to handle? Sources would be great.
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Why is it necessary to ask a Rabbi?

In various places on this site, including the FAQ, we have the following disclaimer: Like Wikipedia, this site makes no guarantee of validity, and does not offer professional (particularly rabbinic)...
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Can One Ride in a Self-Driving Car on Shabbat

Self-Driving Cars are cars that are driven by computers. Assuming you set your destination before Shabbat (or can otherwise direct it without performing any Melacha), can one ride in such a car on ...
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Is it prohibited to ride public transport that also operates on Shabbat

In Israel, most public transport shuts down on Shabbat. If it did operate on Sabbath, perhaps by non Jews, would it be permissable for Jews to use it on weekdays?
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Riding the Boston train (T) on Shabbat - written evidence?

I've long heard 'urban legends' of halachically observent Jews in Boston many years ago riding the train ('the T') on Shabbat. Does anyone have any written evidence of such a practice? (I'm not ...
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Flying on Shabbos

Would I be able to get on a direct flight that leaves Friday afternoon and lands on Motzei Shabbos? How would this be different from getting on a boat before Shabbos and getting off the boat at your ...
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Can a healthy person use a shabbos elevator?

Can a person who has no health issues make use of a shabbos elevator?
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Catching a Bus on Shabbes

I'm starting from the assumption that one is not allowed to catch a bus on shabbes, but would like to know why. Excluding issues pertaining to the purchase of tickets or the use of passes, potentially ...
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Requirements for using Shabbos Tram in Jerusalem

Unlike "riding-the-subway-on-shabbat in NY", public transportation in Israel and Jerusalem is very different - from Jewish ownership to מראית עין to עיר שרובה ישראל. For those who use Shabbos ...