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Author:  Max
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Date:  4/11/2004 12:21:00 PM
Subject:  Mobile phones on Yom Tob
Message:  Can a mobile phone be used to make a telephone call on Yom Tob? Would this qualify as making use of pre-exising "fire" similar to being allowed to smoke on Yom Tob? What about a standard land-line telephone? Does it make a difference if you are calling a mobile or land line phone?
   
Reply:  It certainly is not clear that it is a problem, however we are not prepared to formally permit it. On the other hand, in circumstances of urgency such as health related issues, it is certainly an option (both cell & reg lines).
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