Shabbat: Riding Elevators

You may ride on an elevator if:
  • The elevator stops at all floors, or
  • A non-Jew pushes the button in order to ride the elevator himself.
 Note   You may get off only on the floor at which the non-Jew stopped; you may not have him or her push the button for a different floor for you.
 Note You must enter the elevator while the door is already open but has not yet begun to close, even if your presence keeps the door open but not if it will cause the door to open.
 Note You may not ride an elevator at all if a Jew pushes the button to any floor.
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