# 2715 Apron Strings

Q. In summer days when the husband davens early Kabbolas Shabbos, and as mentioned in last question, if it is done for convenience, he does not impose Shabbos restrictions on his wife. Can she do work for him also?
A. Igrois Moshe (O.H. 3: 28) maintains that although as mentioned on the prior question members of the household, who did not accept the Shabbos restrictions are not drawn after the husband and can continue doing work even for his sake, however, his wife may be different.
The reason being is that her relationship to her husband is distinct, since she is duty-bound to prepare and serve him with Shabbos needs. As such, since he has already accepted Shabbos, although she can continue doing work for herself as mentioned before, she should abstain from doing work for him as a servant would refrain. However, the husband may request other members of the family to do the work. (See also Beer Moshe 2: 19).
Horav Shlomo Miller’s Shlit’a is similar, and the wife should avoid doing work for her husband at that time.
Rabbi A. Bartfeld as advised by Horav Shlomo and Horav Aharon Miller Shlit’a

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