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  • (n) a non-Jewish person hired by observant Jews to perform tasks that are forbidden on Sabbath, such as turning on lights or adjusting the air conditioning.

    April 7, 2009

  • Hired, or just asked—I've done favors like this for observant neighbors.

    April 7, 2009

  • Do you fix eruvs as well? (I probably meant eruvim, added Foxy, cherubically)

    April 7, 2009