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Hinting to goy to open fridge door when the light will turn on?

Question:

.Can you hint to the goy to open the fridge door even though the light will come on when opened?

Answer:

Yes you can even ask the gentile to open the fridge door directly. The reason for this is because you are asking the goy to do an act tat isn’t a melacha, rather an act that will inevitably cause a melacha do get done. This is called psik reisha. The Halacha is that we may ask a goy to do an action for us on Shabbos even though it is a psik reisha to a melacha. You asked him to open the fridge, not to open the light, therefore it is permitted.

Best wishes

Sources:

Rema 253-5, Shulchan Aruch Horav 253-10, Igros Moshe O:CH 2-68, Be’er Moshe 6-10.

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