Sunday, August 2, 2015

A Holeh Who Doesn't Want to Break Shabbat

A Holeh Who Doesn't Want to Break Shabbat
Day: Sunday
Date: August 2, 2015
Parshat: Ekev
Yalkut Yosef: O"H 328

A person who has been instructed by a doctor to break Shabbat in order to heal himself is not allowed to be strict and not do so. A Holeh who needs to break Shabbat but decided not to must be told that he is not doing something commendable. On the contrary, it is false piety and is a terrible thing. Moreover, one who does so will be punished by HaShem the same as anyone who damages another person. If necessary, treatment should even be administered against his will.

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