Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Opening the Fridge on Shabbat for a Holeh

Opening the Fridge on Shabbat for a Holeh
Day: Wednesday
Date: August 5, 2015
Parshat: Ekev
Yalkut Yosef: O"H 328

Obviously, it is permitted to open the refrigerator door on Shabbat for a Holeh Sheyesh Bo Sakana even though the light will turn on. Once the door is open it is also permitted to take out anything else even if it is not needed for the Holeh. However, it is not permitted to close the fridge door in the normal way unless the Holeh needs the door closed to keep his medication fresh or something along those lines. If that is not the case, the door may be closed in a different way than usual, such as with his foot or simply by letting go and letting it close on its own. (See DSH from October 30, 2102 for more about opening the fridge on Shabbat.)

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