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yehuda Posted - 18 June 2001 23:35
Am I halachically permitted to set an alarm clock before shabbos to ring Shabbos morning in order to wake me up?
ptgard2281 Posted - 19 June 2001 2:08
I know a lot of people who do it -- thye have alarm clocks that go off by themselves. If you can set a timer for a lightto go on and off before shabbos, then what would be the problem of setting an alarm clock that will shut off by itself?
yideleh Posted - 28 June 2001 22:23
you can, as long as you don't have to shut anything off. If it's the kind that shuts off automatically, then there's no prob. If you have to press a button for it to stop, then there's a problem
Qs Posted - 01 July 2002 8:40
Yes, but you are not allowed to set a timer or leave things on on Shabbos which make noise. For e.g., one is not supposed to leave on a dryer because it make noise on Shabbos. (I'm not referring to minor noises -- such as a fan)

Yitzchack Posted - 02 July 2002 22:29
I believe that Rav Moshe was very against timers but gave a heter for lights only.
Qs Posted - 19 August 2002 3:03
<I believe that Rav Moshe was very against timers but gave a heter for lights only.>

Right, because lights do not make any noise when they are on. So, I don't understand why people believe it is okay to have an alarm clock go off on Shabbos...

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Ani Yehudi Posted - 04 September 2002 2:36
<<Right, because lights do not make any noise when they are on. So, I don't understand why people believe it is okay to have an alarm clock go off on Shabbos...>>

I just saw a T'shuva from R' Moshe (Igros Moshe OH IV 70 I think), where he permits alarm clocks if they cannot be heard outside of the room they are in. Check it out, he discusses a few othe details.

asher Posted - 06 May 2008 17:24
a vibrating alarm clock would be a good idea
look-upward Posted - 11 May 2008 14:57
if we hold by that. how do those work?
bored613 Posted - 04 July 2008 16:08
I also remember learning/hearing once that its ok for waking you up to go to shul, to do a mitzvah, and one other thing I think

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