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Is the Elevator Kosher?

Another Landlord Worry: A ruling issued by a group of prominent rabbis in Israel on Sept. 29 that seems to ban the use of many so-called "Shabbos elevators." Full Story

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What about the elevator sensor
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What about the elevator sensor

Does a shabbos elevator just close its doors on any1 even if they’re in the way??

So the Din is in Shulchon Aruch?
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So the Din is in Shulchon Aruch?

So the Din is in Shulchon Aruch?

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the answer is yes i think

Hoax "ruling" but real issue
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Hoax "ruling" but real issue

This so-called “ruling” is a big hoax; but the issue is real. There are basically two experts in this field, R Levi Halperin and R Yisroel Rosen. They are the “gedolim” on this question, and any supposed “psak din” that was issued without consulting at least one of them is botel mei’ikoro. Neither one was consulted by the authors of this “ruling”, and R Elyoshiv’s “psak” was fraudulently attached, since he paskened about ordinary elevators, not Shabbos ones. Of course you can’t use an ordinary elevator on Shabbos; that’s no chiddush! However, the issue is important, and people have to… Read more »

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A real Shabbos elevator, as designed by R’s Halperin and Rosen, sounds a buzzer before the doors start closing, so people know not to try to enter or leave.

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