Book Emergencies in Halachah on Shabbos Description:
Emergencies can and do happen, r"l - sometimes when they’re least expected. And when an emergency occurs on Shabbos, things become even more complicated. Knowing how to respond to both medical and non-medical emergencies on Shabbos can often spell the difference between life or death.
- What should one fdo on Shabbos if he is having abdominal pains that may be "nothing"?
- What if one’s child gets a cut that doesn’t seem serious but may leave a scar?
- May one call the police on Shabbos if he suspects that an intruder is in his home?
- What about calling the fire department for a downed power line?
In Emergencies in Halachah, these issues as well as hundreds of others, are dealt with in a relevant, clear, and concise way. Written in Conjunction with many foremost, contemporary poskim, as well as tens of leading physicians, this book is an authoritative guide for what one can and should do in cases of emergencies on Shabbos. Layman and scholar alike will find the book’s clear and down-to-earth style, and extensive footnotes, to be both informative and incredibly comprehensible.
Emergencies in Halachah is a truly unique sefer which brings together the world of medicine, professional safety, and halacha. While when in doubt one must call for help immediately, becoming familiar with these halachos befor crisis strikes can eliminate confusion at the time when one can least afford it.
No one hopes for or anticipates an emergency on Shabbos, or at any time: being prepared to react according to the dictates of the Torah is the responsible and wise thing to do.