Monday, November 2, 2015

Walking in Front of a Security Camera on Shabbat

Walking in Front of a Security Camera on Shabbat
Day: Monday
Date: November 2, 2015
Parshat: Hayei Sarah
Yalkut Yosef: O"H: 340

In memory of Avraham Asher ben Tzadika

Taking pictures and recording videos on Shabbat are both forbidden for a number of reasons, among them the issue of writing since when taking a photo an impression is created. For more or less the same reasons photocopy machines and carbon paper are also forbidden to use on Shabbat. However, it is permissible to walk in front of a security camera that is on and recording on its own. Even though walking in front of the camera is a Pesik Resha since by walking that way one will definitely be recorded, nevertheless since it does not involve a De'oraita prohibition and the one walking does not care to be recorded it is permitted.

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