Orthodox Union and RCA: Shabbat Protocols In Case Of A Hurricane Or Other Disasters

01 Oct 2015

Developed by Rav Kenneth Brander with profound thanks to Rav Hershel Schachter, shlita, for his guidance. Click here for a more detailed article with extensive citations.

If a hurricane occurs on Shabbat or Yom Tov, stay home.  In the case of Shabbat, we will lain two parshiyot next week.

If there is no electricity on Shabbat or Yom Tov but storm is over.  If  safe…

Assume no Eruv

Use of Candles, Glowsticks & Flashlights

If Flashlight/Candle goes out:

Moving a Flashlight is permitted.


Moving Candles is permitted in the following situations:

Television or Radio