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Shutting Down Homepage for Shabbos

Question: Sholom uVrocho, I maintain a website covering a book about the parasha and containing a weekly parshezettel available for download and as a "Blog". In the summer I used to shut down the homepage on Erev Shabbos, but than it took me a while to restart it on Mozzei Shabbos/Sunday. Now in the winter its much harder to shut if off right before shabbos and I would have to do it a lot earlier. As you ca ...

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Selling and Buying on Ebay on Shabbos

Question: SHOLOM IS IT PERMITTED TO SELL/BUY ITEMS ON EBAY WHEN THE SALE DAY IS ON SHABBOS? ONE DOES NOT ACTUALLY PURCHASE THE ITEM, IT IS MERELY A COMMITMENT TO THE OTHER PARTY. THE ACTUAL ACQUISITION WILL TAKE PLACE LATER. I AM REFERREING TO A COUNTRY WHERE THE MAJORITY OF SALES ARE BY NON JEWS. MANY THANKS Answer:  Placing a bid or an item on ebay, which will automatically process on Shabbos, would seem ...

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