Thursday, March 31, 2016

Shabbat Servile Work Test

I wanted to give you an easy way to identify what would be servile work on Shabbat.

Just ask yourself a question: "Is me doing this and that, a servile work?", "Am I a slave if I would do this or that?"

For example, if you work as a taxi cab driver, ask yourself: 

  1. "Is it a servile work to drive my family to the beach on Shabbat?". 
  2. "If I am doing it, will I do it as a slave or for myself? 
The obvious answers would be revealed instantly... 
  1. Of'course you can drive your family to the beach, because driving your family to the beach is not a servile work. You are doing it for yourself, not for your boss or superior." You are not a slave here. 
  2. And obviously, you can't drive a client to the beach on Shabbat, because you would be serving the client, you are a slave here, so it is a servile work.

I hope this makes it clearer for you to identify what work is permitted and what work is prohibited on Shabbat.

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