(c) 2000 Dr Hendel; 1st appeared in Torah Forum (c) Project Genesis

Date: Sun, 27 Feb 2000 22:07:05 -0500 (EST)
From: Russell Hendel <  rhendel@mcs.drexel.edu>
Subject: Re: Weekend Restrictions

<  <  A Jew certainly may not take written tests on the Sabbath. Whether he may
take a "skilled exam" depends, I suppose, on the nature of the exam, but I
would assume that most such exams are of a nature that he may not take them
on the Sabbath. (The same applies to most Jewish holidays, incidentally.)>  >

Actually one should not take 'skill exams' on Sabbath EVEN if they don't
involve a violation of Biblical law.

Rabbinically it is prohibited to engage in one's business on Sabbath.
Hence, I can't go to my local grocer and buy something on credit (EVEN if
it is permissable to carry). It seems to me that by similar reasoning I
shouldn't take a skilled exam.

Russell Jay Hendel; Phd ASA;
Moderator Rashi Is Simple; http://www.shamash.org/rashi/