Giving Contact Info on Shabbat


Is one permitted to verbally exchange phone numbers on Shabbat to a non-Jew? Is this considered conducting business?

The Jew did not write or ask the other person to write down their number, rather out of their own volition, the non-Jew wrote the number which had been said to them.



  1. Even if it is possible to say that it is not forbidden to do so because of the Laws of Shabbat, I think that it would be forbidden to do it because of what is called “Uvdin d’Chol” – doing something that is “weekday behavior.”

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