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Asking a non-Jew to do what a Jew cannot do on the Sabbath. 

The Rav Name:

Hi there, bit of a random question but it is for a cultural assignment I’m doing for uni. I was just wondering if it is forbidden for a Jew to tell a non-jewish person to do something which goes against the rules on the Sabbath. Could you answer this as an example, if a Jewish lady asked me to press a street crossing button on Saturday is that considered bad, as I am touching electricity as a result of her asking me to?