Saturday, November 17, 2012

Checking an Israeli Website for updates on Erev shabbos from the US when its shabbos in Eretz Yisrael

This past Friday with news reports of missiles hitting yerushalayim, many of us in the US were nervously checking the newswires since it was already Shabbos in Eretz Yisrael. Israeli  news websites are constantly updating on Shabbos. The Halachic problem is since they are yidden can we  have enjoyment from a maaseh shabbos?
This is not a new shailah, this has been asked already in regards to listening to a live Broadcast on shabbos on Israeli radio or other areas of maaseh Shabbos. Many Poskim have delved into this issue. There is a kunteres Internet behalacha that discusses this particular case of accessing a website on Erev Shabbos.

 Its beyond the scope of this blog to delve and pasken on these shailos we are just bringing up the issue-you can discuss it with your leading Halachic Authority.
The best Eitza would be to get the news from the non jewish media. May hashem have Rachmanus and continue watching over Klal Yisroel

1 comment:

  1. Non jewish sources in israel generally employ resident israelis or anglo jews, resulting in the same lroblem