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  •  Electricity (0+ / 0-)

    Seems to me that if he spoke into a microphone, went into a lit room or was in any way doing something that required electricity then he was violating the Sabbath.  

    Then again, I'm not Jewish so what do I know.

    •  walking into an already lit room isn't a problem (1+ / 0-)
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      using a mic to speak is prohibited

      "Be radical, be radical, be not too damned radical." - Whitman [-4.50, -5.79]

      by DemHillStaffer on Sat Feb 17, 2007 at 12:10:39 PM PST

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      •  If this is true, and I say this (0+ / 0-)

        with all due respect to Orthodox Jews, these rules sound like a lot of nonsense.  If you taught your dog how to turn on the lights at home, would it be OK to "use" that electricity?  Give me a break.

        •  a lot of religion is a lot of nonsense (2+ / 0-)
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          but there's no requirement of suffering on shabbat, just not doing "work". so, people prepare for shabbat by having some lights on and some off.

          i'm not religious, but it actually makes a lot of sense by forcing a person to be mindful that this is a special day. it can actually be quite meditative and liberating.

          "Be radical, be radical, be not too damned radical." - Whitman [-4.50, -5.79]

          by DemHillStaffer on Sat Feb 17, 2007 at 01:00:39 PM PST

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