Can I take the Shabbos Elevator in the hospital to join the Minyan?



My husband is in Maimonides hospital, healing from surgery. Should he take the Shabbos elevator down to the Minyan or daven alone in his room?



Your husband may use the elevator.

If the elevator has a hechsher he should definitely not daven without a minyan. Even if it has no hechsher, there are strong arguments in favor of using the elevator over davening without a minyan. One who does so is acting correctly and cannot be faulted. At the same time, one who chooses davening alone over using such a Shabbos elevator is also acting correctly.


See here for an analysis of the issues:

Am I allowed to use a Shabbos elevator?