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Rakevet Yisrael

Question:
Is it permissible to ride the new “Gush-Dan” train system which was constructed on Shabbos?

Answer:

Yes, it is permissible. The parties involved in construction do not own the tracks or train, and even if they are not acting in accordance with halacha this would not apply the restrictions of maaseh Shabbos for the entire population, when it is being done against their will.

[This is aside from the fact that according to many opinions the maaseh shabbos would not be prohibited forever, only “kdei sheyasu”].

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