Your family and ten guests have just heard Friday night Kiddush when someone accidentally switches off the dining room light. Are you permitted to enlist the friendly gentile neighbor`s help in restoring light without violating any Shabbat prohibitions? What are the legal guidelines? This, along with numerous other conundrums involving a Jew`s soliciting the aid of a gentile on Shabbat, is the subject of Hilchot Amirah L`Nochri, which presents Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi`s writings on the subject in an in-depth study for scholars. Concise yet kaleidoscopic, it is a compendium of every reference to the subject in his Code Jewish Law.
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