Section: Questions Category: Halacha
|Halacha - Public Transport on the Sabbath|
|Submitted by Joseph Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh|
|Question: Shalom, If one is not handling money (has a transit pass), is it permissible to ride public transport on the sabbath? There's no synygogue even within walking distance in my home town...
|Answer: One may not ride in a vehicle on Shabbos even if he is not driving it and did not need to pay to enter because the extra weight of the additional passenger causes the vehicle to burn more gas, and on Shabbos one may not cause a fire to burn even indirectly,
Visitor Comments: 2
Rabbi Peretz Moncharsh, 2008-11-17 14:27:52
I wish you a full recovery and a comfortable parnassa, but the laws of Shabbos take precedence over davening in Shul.
Joseph, 2008-11-17 14:18:27
With all due respect, Rav...
What is one to do if disabled, cannot drive, does not live near a shul, cannot afford to move (receiving disability)?