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WHAT CAN YOU DO?

Within an eruv, you can carry outside your home in the same way as you can in your own house and garden. All other Shabbat restrictions are unaffected.

You may:
  • Carry house keys.
  • Carry food or drink for use on Shabbat.
  • Carry tallit.
  • Carry books (e.g. chumash or siddur).
  • Carry required medication.
  • Carry clothes, (e.g. coat, gloves or handkerchief).
  • Carry reading glasses.
  • Push a baby pram or wheelchair.

You may not:
  • Carry a cell phone or other items which are muktseh (forbidden to be touched on Shabbat).
  • Carry anything which is to be used only after Shabbat.
  • Carry or open an umbrella.
  • Engage in weekday activities which are not in the spirit of Shabbat;such as riding a bike, or going shopping (even on credit or where payment is not involved).

If you are unsure whether a particular activity is permitted, please consult your Rabbi.

 
   
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