Home About Us the Rabbis Contact Us

what's new on Revach
Tehilim Perek 49: Beis Yisroel of Ger - Even Some Mitzvos Won't Go With You

The Problem With Money

Avraham's 10 Tests, an Approach to Life

Parshas VaYigash: Rav Moshe Shternbuch - The Open Truth Hurts the Most

The Chortkover Rebbe Sends Regards to Hashem in America
[view all questions in this category]

Section: Questions   Category: Halacha
Halacha - sprinkler on Shabbos clock
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question: May lawn gets watered every morning through an automatic timer on my sprinkler. May I have it water on Shabbos too?

There is no difference using a timer for a lawn sprinkler or a Shabbos clock for electrical appliances. According to the vast majority of Poskim there is no problem using either provided they were set before Shabbos, because you are not doing any action on Shabbos. However, R Moshe Feinstein zatzal held that setting a Shabbos clock before Shabbos would be similar to telling a goy before Shabbos to do a melacha for you on Shabbos, which is forbidden. So if your timer can be set to do different things on different days it would be preferable to set it not to turn on the water on Shabbos, however the accepted halacha is that it is permitted to use the timer even on Shabbos.

posted:2008-06-15 16:36:48

printable version     email to a friend

Send Your Comments
Name optional
Display my name?
Yes   No
EMAIL optional
Your email address is kept private.
COMMENTS required
    Most Viewed Lists
  1. "Zissen" Pesach
  2. Bracha for bANANAS
  3. sprinkler on Shabbos clock
  4. shaving body
  5. Toivel Hot water Urn
    Last Viewed
  1. sprinkler on Shabbos clock
  2. follow up
  3. Money on Yom Tov
  4. Stoning a Child??
  5. Maasser