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Chocolate Locks

The Color of HeavenArtscroll
Topic: Combination Locks, Shabbat

Brandon Raff wrote:

Dear Rabbi,

At my shul my dad has a locker where talleisim and chocolates for children at the services are kept. This locker is locked using a combination lock. Is there any problem keying in the combination in order to open the lock on Shabbat? Thanks


Dear Brandon Raff,

There is no prohibition against using a combination lock on Shabbat. Many people have combination locks on their front doors in places where it's forbidden to carry keys outside on Shabbat.


 
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