It's about time, but not enough - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Ephraim
    • 28.06.13 | 00:55 (IDT)

    Everyone talks about the state of the country, the tough times, and the abrasive nature of Israelis. Of course we are all nuts. We can't afford to live, we live in constant fear of war, and we don't have any time off to relax and get away from it all. Fridays is not an off day. It is actually a very pressured day. We have to get the kids to schools, pick them up from school, and then run to shop before Shabbat. People need a weekend. For the half of the country that observes Shabbat, there is now no day to travel with the family. It's a ridiculous.way to live under this constant pressure. People need two full days off. Shabbat will stay Shabbat, and people can enjoy Sundays. It will also help the economy and the travel industry. It is not worth it to pay for a hotel for only Shabbat, only to run home and get ready for work. I would love to take a hotel or bed and breakfast for two days. In America, for example, most people don't think about work, banks, clients, and debts from Friday afternoon until Monday morning. In Israel, people run around doing errands on Fridays, then we have Shabbat, and BOOM, it's back to the insanity. People here even call other people on Saturday nights to talk about work, debts, whatever. Let's have a full two days to enjoy life a little and get rid of the stress. Why once a month? Let's just do it and live like the rest of humanity.

    from the article: Any given Sunday? Israel mulling changes to working week
    First published 17:37 27.06.13 | Last updated 17:37 27.06.13
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