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Israel - PM: Daylight Saving Time should be imposed until end of October

Published on: November 21, 2010 04:16 PM
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Israel - Vice Prime Minister Silvan Shalom said Sunday that Daylight Saving Time should be imposed until the end of October by law “as in most Western countries.”

“Jews fast in countries where the clock does not change early. There is no doubt this does not justify the waste of energy and money that shortening Daylight Saving Time causes,” he said. Shalom made the statements during a Likud ministers meeting and noted he previously asked that the matter be put on the government’s agenda.

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 Nov 21, 2010 at 04:27 PM Anonymous Says:

Another example of the government capitulating to chareidi mehsugaas. Because a few would prefer to sleep later on yom kippur and avoid a bit of discomfort, the whole nation suffers and incurs great economic costs. Whichever idiots promoted this policy (whether MKs, rabbonim or both) should be ignored and EY should follow the same schedule on DST as the rest of the civilized world.


 Nov 21, 2010 at 04:29 PM ComeOn Says:

Who cares? Just start Shacharis an hour later, you're doing it already anyway!


 Nov 21, 2010 at 04:51 PM GB_Jew Says:

I do not think there can be too much (rational) argument against that proposal.


 Nov 21, 2010 at 05:48 PM Anonymous Says:

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GB_Jew Says:

I do not think there can be too much (rational) argument against that proposal.

“ I do not think there can be too much (rational) argument against that proposal"

You assume logic...unfortunately, the concepts of "rationality" and "chareidi" are mutually exclusive. Their fundamental existence of those who follow this derech is to behave irrationally and not to challenge their leaders who insist on a literal and frequently distorted notion of daas torah rather than rational behavior.


 Nov 21, 2010 at 06:45 PM be happy Says:

The law benefits the frey also, most of them do fast but don't go to daven so for them they have a day off, wake up at 12 noon the fast is mostly over. It makes it much easier for them.


 Nov 22, 2010 at 01:52 AM mikeb Says:

I don't think you understand the mentality of the frum crowd in Eretz Yisroel! There seems to be a peculiar idea there that if you don't start shachris at some crazy early time you are some form of sheigetz. So regardless of when the fast ends, and whether it is in summer time or not, they will start shachris at the same time, 6am, 7am or whatever. The fact that it is only the hands of a clock pointing to a different place on the dial just escapes them.

Yes, it is indeed something which defies rationality and common sense, but then only in Israel would you find anyone who could seriously suggest that they change to winter time just for the day in order to make the fast easier ....


 Nov 22, 2010 at 08:45 AM GB_Jew Says:

I detect something very special in the offing: mikeb and I completely agree on something!


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