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Benefiting from a Violation of Shabbat

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A Non-Observant Jew
## One doesn't have to leave one's house in order not to benefit from a violation of Shabbat.<ref>Igrot Moshe OC 1:123 writes that if a Jew turned on the heat in the apartment building in violation of Shabbat one doesn't have to leave one's apartment. His reasoning is that since benefiting from a violation of Shabbat is only rabbinic and one can't avoid it it is permitted to benefit from if there's a need that would prevent a person from avoiding it (see Pesachim 26a with Rashi s.v. ein and Tosfot s.v. vtisbara). Hilchot Sava (Rav Zecharya Ben Shlomo 5748 p. 179) agrees.</ref>
##If it was possible to read and then a Jew turned on the lights so it is easier to read it is permitted to benefit from the light.<ref>Orot Hahalacha 42:11</ref>
## If someone mistakenly separated in a forbidden way on Shabbat ([[Borer]]) it is permitted to benefit from it since it could have been done in a permitted fashion.<Ref>Orot Hahalacha 42:12</ref>##An item that was transported through a public domain in a car or train by a Jew one can benefit from it if the melacha was done by mistake.<ref>Orot Hahalacha 42:8, Halacha Brurah (Afiya Ubishul Otzrot Yosef 2)</ref>
# One can buy a product of a Jewish company even if it violates Shabbat since the majority of its products are made during the week and if one doesn't know when the products one is buying were made one can rely on majority. Someone who is strict will be blessed.<ref>Yalkut Yosef Haanah Memaaseh Shabbat fnt. 89-91 writes that if the majority of the products of the company are made during the week and one is buying and doesn't know when it was produced one can rely on majority. Even though some say that it isn't considered nullified if at one point a Jew, even a non-frum one, was aware of the difference between the products made on Shabbat and those that weren't (Chazon Ish YD 37:13), Rav Ovadia (Yabia Omer YD 6:24) is lenient.</ref>

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