Sunday, November 15, 2015

One Who Was Carrying With no Eruv When Shabbat Started

One Who Was Carrying With no Eruv When Shabbat Started
Day: Sunday
Date: November 15, 2015
Parshat: Vayetze
Yalkut Yosef: O"H: 301

In memory of Avraham Asher ben Tzadika

A person who is carrying something on Friday afternoon in a place with no eruv and suddenly realizes that Shabbat is imminent should ideally put it down so as not to carry in a Reshut Harabim. If it is too valuable to leave he should give the item to a non Jew or a child to carry for him. If there is none handy, he may continue walking but he needs to come to a complete stop or put it down and pick it back up within every four amot, six feet, and drop the item just before he reaches a Reshut Hayahid. If he is walking with someone it is better if they pass the item back and forth within every four amot. If he doesn't feel safe walking slowly in this way, he may go without stopping and as he reaches a Reshut Hayahid toss the item in a different way than normal, such as from his shoulder.

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