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VCR Timer to Record on Shabbat

Rabbi Elchanan Lewis19 Tammuz 5766
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Question
Is one allowed to set a video recorder, before Shabbat, to record a show on Shabbat, for watching after Shabbat? The TV does not go on during the recording, and no disturbance of the sanctity of the Shabbat will occur as a result.
Answer
In Israel you shouldn’t since you are benefiting from Jews breaking Shabbat. Abroad, it is not a problem.
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