Question:

Can I deliberately create a situation before Shabbos in order to rely on a heter of Amira LeAkum on Shabbos? For example, If I live in a town without an Eruv, can I not bother to get wine before Shabbos and rely instead on asking a Goy to go and get it for me on Shabbos? In other words are Amira leAkum heterim lkatchila or bedieved?

Answer:

The heter of Amira LeAkum is only permitted (for him to do an issur derabonon) under very limited and special circumstances i.e. to aid a sick person or for performing a mitzvah etc, so therefore if one can avoid relying on a non Jew by preparing before Shabbos one should do so.

Sources:

O:CH 276:2 &Mishnah Berurah 25 & Biur Halachah ד”ה ואם, O:CH 623 Sharey Teshuvah 1 &Mishnah Berurah 3.

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