Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Pushing a Stroller in a Place With no Eruv

Pushing a Stroller in a Place With no Eruv
Day: Wednesday
Date: November 25, 2015
Parshat: Vayetze
Yalkut Yosef: O"H: 301

It is forbidden to carry a child on Shabbat in a place with no eruv. Likewise, it is also forbidden to push a child in a stroller in a place with no eruv. This is true regardless of whether the stroller is being pushed by one person or by two people. If it is being done for a mitzvah, such as for a couple who are going to have the Shabbat meal with their parents, a goy may be instructed to push the stroller. In a place where there is a proper eruv it is permissible if need be for a person to carry the child or push the stroller ever if he doesn't normally rely on the eruv. A child that ordinarily can walk on his who is sick and needs to be brought to a doctor may be carried even if there is no eruv. Obviously if there is any danger everything possible must be done. May HaShem protect us from such situations.

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