Celebrating Shabbat, each in our own way. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Ron Zichron
    • 26.05.13 | 17:00 (IDT)

    The author misses the point. No one is "celebrating the desecration of the Sabbath" We are celebrating Shabbat, in our own way.(Personally, I am happy to go for a hike or bike ride and to ignore commercial activity most days, including Saturday.) If we were Halachically observant, and accepted all that this implies, then this might be a desecration, but we are not, so it is not. So let's make this simple. I will rejoice that the Dati community celebrates their Shabbat one way and I another. I may even, on occasion join them in a manner that they would consider Shomer Shabbat, and they are welcome to join me, but I won't be offended if they don't.

    from the article: In Jerusalem, celebrating the desecration of the Sabbath
    First published 08:59 26.05.13 | Last updated 08:41 26.05.13
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