Going to and Staying in the Hospital on Shabbat
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See Giving Birth on Shabbat for many related issues.
Halachic Checklist of What to Pack and Prepare
Hadlakat Neirot in the Hospital
- One could light with electric candles. See Hadlakat Neirot page.
Food Heated up on Shabbat
- A non-Jew may heat up food for a sick person on Shabbat. However, a healthy person can not partake of that food. See the Amirah Lnochri page for more details.
- In many hospitals there is a hospitality room. For example, in the NY area there are hospitality rooms that Chesed 24/7 stocks with kosher food.
Kiddush in the Hospital
- If a person doesn't have a metal or special kiddush cup, one could use a disposable cup for Kiddush. See Kiddush page.
- If a person doesn't have grape juice or wine at all, he could recite kiddush over the challah for Friday night.
Havdalah in the Hospital
- A person can not recite Havdalah over an electric light. See Havdalah page.
- If a person can't get a flame for Havdalah, one should nonetheless recite Havdalah without that bracha.
Signing Papers in the Hospital
- Unless there is a pikuach nefesh reason one may not sign papers in a hospital on Shabbat, rather one should wait until after Shabbat.
Leaving the Hospital on Shabbat
- Is wearing the hospital band considered carrying? Listen to R' Shraga Kallus