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Personally, I was told by my posek that one may take an Uber or a Taxi to the hospital when in labor (and he also gave me Rabbi Heineman's sheet as a reference guide for some of the other halachos). His reasoning was that it is virtually impossible to weigh out the minimization of Chillul Shabbos when figuring out calling for a taxi vs. ordering an Uber (but ...


Something to consider here is - which of these methods leave more of a permanent record? Rabbi Gil Student writes concerning text messages on shabbos: When you send a text or e-mail, you are causing it to be saved not only on your phone or computer (usually) but also on intermediary servers. The text or e-mail is permanently stored electronically and will ...

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