Sunday, October 24, 2004

Shabbat Humor


Shabbat Humor Posted by Hello
So, on Shabbat, Jews are forbidden to operate "technology". This means, no phone, no radio, no TV, no lights, no AC, no cars, etc, etc. Some folks turn on the lights before Shabbat begins so that they aren't in the dark all night. Shabbat begins at sundown on Friday and goes until sundown on Saturday. In buildings owned by religious Jews, the pay phones are turned off on Shabbat and elevators stop on each floor so that you don't have to press buttons. I don't know how hairs are split between "using technology" while riding on the elevator and not pushing the buttons, but each to their own, I guess! In Jerusalem it is so quiet on Shabbat. There's no traffic (and that's a huge difference compared with other days). It's a nice relief from the rest of crazy city life. New York should try it!

2 Comments:

At 10/26/2004 4:22 AM, Blogger meegs said...

i don't get it, john.

 
At 10/26/2004 3:03 PM, Blogger John said...

I hope the description I added helps! :)

 

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