Not Even a Shabbos Elevator Can Change the Pace of Life

“the Institute for Science and Halacha in Jerusalem, led by Rabbi Yitzhak Halperin, adopts the mission of rendering social situations Sabbath-friendly through new technologies. These include the Shabbos elevator, telephone, and scooter, as well as “kosher steam” (which, thanks to a few judicious drops of pine oil, allows meat and dairy to coexist in the same public kitchen). Machines thus play the role of the Shabbes Goy, akin to the non-Jewish person asked to press buttons, but outsourced to nifty new contraptions and contrivances.” – Not Even a Shabbos Elevator Can Change the Pace of Life

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