Jewish Festivals: Riding Elevators

You may ride an elevator on Jewish festivals if:
  • The elevator stops at all floors, or
  • A non-Jew pushes the button in order to ride the elevator himself.  But:
    • You may only get off on the floor he or she has stopped at (he or she may not push a button for a different floor for you).
    • You must enter the elevator while the door is already opened but has not yet begun to close (since your presence keeps the door open but does not cause it to open).
Note You may not ride an elevator at all if a Jew pushes the button to any floor.
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