Observant Jews are not permitted to press elevator buttons on the Sabbath. How then do they go up into a high-rise building that day?
- macLv 77 months agoBest Answer
my wifes grandmother worked for the hard core jew family in new york...she was saying they wont even turn a lightbuld on,she had to do everything for them,,and she said everything.....even turn on water taps for showers,lightswitches,cook ...BUT she was well paid and was not forced to....was told before she got job.. and she was treated realy nice .so to us non jews it sounds pure stupidity to live such a life..but to the jewish people..its probly a burden,but they stick too their beliefs and dont care what others think.....
- Mark S, JPAALv 77 months ago
On Shabbat, the elevators are set to stop automatically on every floor, going both up and down.Source(s): I'm Jewish.
- KenzieLv 77 months ago
My friend was the only non Jew at a large law firm in L.A. and part of his job was turning things off and on after sundown. He was their Goy Boy and it's not uncommon at all.
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- Ernest SLv 77 months ago
Climbing the stairs is far more work than pressing a button, don't you think?
Tell me, was the sabbath made for man, or man for the sabbath?
Should man follow what man says, or should man follow what God says and provides?
- 7 months ago
By asking someone else to press the button, of course.
- 7 months ago
They wait for anyone who's not an observant Jew... BTW this silly rules only work if they live within people who are not like that, I can guess it will be a total mess if nobody works : no more emergency services, no firefighters, doctors, nurses, plumbers (water pipes do not care if it is Friday night ...) ...
- 7 months ago
"At that time Jesus went through the grainfields on the sabbath; his disciples were hungry, and they began to pluck heads of grain and to eat. 2 When the Pharisees saw it, they said to him, “Look, your disciples are doing what is not lawful to do on the sabbath.” 3 He said to them, “Have you not read what David did when he and his companions were hungry? 4 He entered the house of God and ate the bread of the Presence, which it was not lawful for him or his companions to eat, but only for the priests. 5 Or have you not read in the law that on the sabbath the priests in the temple break the sabbath and yet are guiltless? 6 I tell you, something greater than the temple is here. 7 But if you had known what this means, ‘I desire mercy and not sacrifice,’ you would not have condemned the guiltless. 8 For the Son of Man is lord of the sabbath.” Matthew 12:1-8
- General ZodLv 77 months ago
They call an Amish guy who takes 2 hours to arrive by horse and buggy, and then refuses to press the button as well. Then they go up the stairs.
- Anonymous7 months ago
I think only ultra orthodox people follow that rule. They live in self-segregated areas. Why would they go up into a high rise building that day ?
Ultra orthodox groups obviously exist. Their lifestyle is radically different from normal Orthodox. Not all Jews support Israel.