HaGaon HaRav Mazuz: One Should Not Fly From Israel On Motzei Shabbos


HaGaon HaRav Meir Mazuz Shlita, Rosh Yeshivas Kisei Rachamim, has released a psak halacha that one should not fly from Israel on motzei Shabbos for fear of Chilul Shabbos.

During the rav’s weekly shiur, he cited a ruling from HaGaon HaRav Ovadia Yosef ZT”L that one should not get married on motzei Shabbos due to Chilul Shabbos and this Rav Mazuz feels applies to flying abroad as well. Rav Mazuz explained it is preferable not to fly on motzei Shabbos. He added that in 5763, the first time he flew abroad to raise funds for the yeshiva, he flew on motzei Shabbos, a flight that departed at 10:00PM. He explained at the same time he suffered significant pain and he brought medicine with him, which he forgot on the plane.

The rav then explained he asked himself ‘why is this happening to me’, and later on he read a maimer from the Lubavitcher Rebbe ZT”L stating one should not fly on motzei Shabbos since preparations for the flights are carried out on Shabbos.

Rav Mazuz added “They do as they please. The main thing is the flight is listed for motzei Shabbos but we must know one should not fly on motzei Shabbos”.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)


  1. So basically he lost his medication so it’s a “sign from heaven”?? Cmon. From a pure halachik standpoint I need to know a lot more information before we issue a psak. How much preparation is involved? Are there goyim involved? What’s the exact schedule of preparation? Etc etc. but most importantly this should apply to flying anywhere with a Jewish airline not just out of Israel

  2. ANON21, Why would you need more info.? is Rabbi Mazuz not a reliable POSEK for you? if he Paskend this i wouldn’t dig for reasons, תורה הוא ואין לך רשות להרהר אחרי-ה

  3. Chymee
    So when he said that cancer patients shouldn’t undergo chemotherapy treatment because “all the doctors are just trying to make money on you” and really all a person gotta do is eat a bunch of different things and that’ll cure cancer is that the same תורה הוא ואין לך רשות…??

  4. Anon21. You are making a fat mistake. Maran harav mazuz, never said not to listen to the doctors. He said it’s very important to also eat those foods he men to eat to cure cancer. And if you would follow him, after a few weeks people really tried it and it worked as he mentioned in later shiurim.
    But more importantly, you should be ashamed of yourself, about the way you spoke about such a big gadol btorah like Maran.
    I am sure if it were Maran rav kanivesky shlitta, you would never never doubt his knowledge. Or I at least I hope you wouldn’t.
    השם ישמור.