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Fridge light on shabbos

Fridge light on shabbos

Question:
With regards to a doctor who is on a shift in chutz la’aretz,

He needs to store his food in the communal staff fridge which has an electric bulb that was not removed before shabbos
1. can he ask a goy to open the fridge?
2. open the fridge (with a shinuy) and rely on opinion of poskim who hold that electricity is molid?
3. not eat the food on shabbos.?

Many thanks.
Answer:

1 He may ask a non Jew to open the fridge.

2 He should not open the fridge with a shnui, as activating electricity should be treated as a Biblical prohibition.

3 see number 1

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