[Avodah] carrying an ID card on shabbat

Micha Berger micha at aishdas.org
Mon Mar 11 16:11:38 PDT 2013

On Sun, Mar 10, 2013 at 03:02:54AM -0400, T613K at aol.com wrote:
: If a needle and thread are actually pushed through the actual ID card and  
: the card is sewn onto a garment the same way a label or a button is sewn on, 
: you  might have a point.  But I think an ID card may be hard plastic and 
: would  have to be sewn in by being enclosed in some kind of holder or pocket 
: or frame,  so that the pocket or holder is what is sewn onto the garment 
: while the actual  card is readily removable from this pocket or frame...

You're right. I didn't think through the logistics of removing the card
after Shabbos, moving it from outfit to outfit, etc...

So my case is now hypothetical. I still think the other parties on this
thread (pun intended) deny that there are very solid grounds to have
permitted the hypothetical.


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