Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Using a Cane or Crutches on Shabbat

Using a Cane or Crutches on Shabbat
Day: Wednesday
Date: July 22, 2015
Parshat: Devarim
Yalkut Yosef: 328

A person who has a casting his leg or an ailment that requires him to walk with a cane may do so on Shabbat even in a Reshut Harabim. This is only true if he cannot walk at all without the cane. However, if he can walk on his own but the cane only helps him to walk more steadily, he may not take it out into the Reshut Harabim unless there is an eruv. Likewise, a person who can only walk with crutches may use them in a Reshut Harabim even if there is no eruv.

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