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November 21, 2021 5:39 am at 5:39 am #2031210Bas🌸Participant
Is it Assur to schedule an email to be sent on Shabbos? Don’t wanna do i just wanna knowNovember 21, 2021 9:08 am at 9:08 am #2031270ㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤParticipant
Short Answer: Yes
Long Answer: No
Jewish Answer: Are you Sephardi?November 21, 2021 9:27 am at 9:27 am #2031319Bas🌸Participant
nope! not sephardi!November 21, 2021 11:11 am at 11:11 am #2031332
This is less than machshichin al hatchum, to wait my the techum for shabbos finishing which is allowed for a mitzva, so I don’t see what is wrong. Chal Hamoed you can use your computer as the display is not permanent.November 21, 2021 11:12 am at 11:12 am #2031333
The goy does not have to send it on shabbos, he can sent it when scheduled.November 21, 2021 11:12 am at 11:12 am #2031343
If it won’t be noticed by the other side, there shouldn’t be an issue.November 21, 2021 11:13 am at 11:13 am #2031335ujmParticipant
Is it assur to schedule the air conditioner to turn on during Shabbos?
Rav Moshe says it’s assur.November 21, 2021 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm #2031363Ng76b3cParticipant
Why don’t you ask a RovNovember 21, 2021 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm #2031361
Could be an air conditioner makes a noise.November 21, 2021 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm #2031360
What about soaking material in die over Shabbos?November 21, 2021 1:16 pm at 1:16 pm #2031385boropark no hateParticipant
ASK YOUR LOCAL RABBI:November 21, 2021 1:20 pm at 1:20 pm #2031384ujmParticipant
Reb Eliezer, what if receiving an email generates an audio of “You’ve Got Mail!”November 21, 2021 2:35 pm at 2:35 pm #2031409
“Why don’t you ask a Rov”
“ASK YOUR LOCAL RABBI:”
What is it about Torah discussions that gets people upset?
Ask your local cook, doctor, politician, reporter, psychologist, Mashgiach, or open a Sefer. Now, you can close this down.November 21, 2021 2:36 pm at 2:36 pm #2031408TS BaumParticipant
If the recipient is going to notice that it was sent on shabbos, then it’s assur because of Maaras Ayin.
But if It’s a goy or somebody who knows that you would never send it on shabbos then maybe there is a discussion.November 21, 2021 3:47 pm at 3:47 pm #2031465
Hmm. Maaras Ayin. Good point.
Why is a goy better? He’s more likely to actually think you did send it on Shabbos. The whole thing is meaningless to him. He knows you’re serious, but he’s open to finding out that you’d transgress when nobody is looking. That would be a Chillul Hashem.November 21, 2021 4:14 pm at 4:14 pm #2031484TS BaumParticipant
A goy doesn’t know the halchos, he won’t become suspicious. I’m not an expert on this, so I may be wrong.November 21, 2021 4:14 pm at 4:14 pm #2031485BeUrBestParticipant
One is allowed to have parve ice cream with fleishigs and there isn’t any maris ayin. This is because it is so common place that everyone knows it is parve ice cream. Maybe the same would be true for scheduling emails?
As for the timer, although Reb Moshe held it was assur, the minhag amongst most of klal yisrael seems to be with the poskim that are matir. so it would seem that this would also be mutar.
(I heard that even Reb Moshe was aware of this fact, though I’d love to hear if anyone has verified information about this)November 21, 2021 4:17 pm at 4:17 pm #2031490🍫Syag LchochmaParticipant
I work in a school with many assimilated Jews. One of them had candy on her desk that I ate. Later in the day I commented on how excited I was when they became kosher and she said she was so happy to hear that they were kosher, she just figured I sometimes cheated and was so disappointed.
You never know what they notice.November 21, 2021 5:57 pm at 5:57 pm #2031526
Does the audio sound when the computer is asleep?November 22, 2021 11:00 pm at 11:00 pm #2032455ChaimyParticipant
Why is it different than someone in Eretz Yisroel sending you an email after they ended shabbos before you.November 22, 2021 11:47 pm at 11:47 pm #2032491
You only look at it after Shabbos, and you don’t bat an eyelash at the fact that someone, whom you know lives in Eretz Yisroel, sent it earlier.
But scheduling is not all that common.November 22, 2021 11:47 pm at 11:47 pm #2032492
It’s at least as bad as not lighting a Menora by your second door.November 22, 2021 11:48 pm at 11:48 pm #2032495Always_Ask_QuestionsParticipant
Scheduling emails is not yet widespread. I schedule emails for the beginning of work day so that peope do not get beeps when they sleep or feel pressured to answer if they don’t, and some people presume I am working hard at 8 am … Before pareve milk was not widespread, you were supposed to keep the package on the table.
There is also an issue of asking someone to do an action, starting from reading your email, responding, or doing some activity you asked for.
The easiest case is sending to a shomer shabbos Jew in another time zone and let him deal with whatever you need.
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