[Avodah] Can One Order a Package Knowing It May Arrive on Shabbos

Zev Sero zev at sero.name
Thu Sep 3 09:09:03 PDT 2020

On 2/9/20 4:49 pm, Rich, Joel via Avodah wrote:
> But if it's next-day delivery and you place the order on Friday (or after
> hours Thursday) you know you are asking them to do melakhah on Shabbos.
> -------------------------------
> And if you say I want it by Sunday night and the clerk says OK -that's Saturday delivery and you say nothing?

That should be fine.  It's their decision, not yours.  You told them you 
don't mind if they deliver it on Sunday.

It's the same as dropping something off at the cleaners right before 
Shabbos and telling them you want it by 6 AM on Sunday.  Since they 
could work on it all night Motzei Shabbos, you're fine, even though you 
know they will choose not to.

Zev Sero            Wishing everyone a *healthy* and happy summer
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