Rosh Yeshiva Responds
Rabbi Linzer answers halakhic questions from rabbis and community members

29 10, 2023

Food Brought by Car or Without an Eruv on Shabbat

October 29th, 2023|Eiruv, Orach Chayim, Prohibitions, Shabbat|



There is someone who meets her elderly parents for Shabbat together with her two siblings, who are not religious. Everyone shares the food preparation, and my friend wonders whether she is allowed to eat the food they bring. The food that is being brought is kosher and not cooked on Shabbat, but will be brought in a car on Shabbat or carried through an area without an eruv.


The short answer is, yes, the food may be eaten. In this case, we are dealing with the issue of ma’aseh shabbat when the food was carried without an eruv (or driven), but

30 04, 2023

Eating at a Table Partially Outside of the Eiruv

April 30th, 2023|Eiruv, Orach Chayim, Shabbat|



This is a makeshift eruv set up at a cabin. The eruv goes over the table so that half of the table is inside the eiruv and half outside. More of a theoretical question: I know there is a similar question regarding sukkah, but is there an issue if ראשו ורובו בתוך הערוב ושלחנו חוץ לערוב—having your entire body within an eruv, but a part of the table at which you’re eating outside an eruv?

Any issue with eating at