Thursday, September 13, 2007

a different kind of shabbat elevator

I was thinking about that shbbat elevator again: the elevator that runs continuously during shabbat stopping on every floor so that observant Jews can ride it to whichever floor they need without having to press a button and break the commandment of working on the sabbath.

I'd actually enjoy a different kind of shabbat elevator. An elevator where whenever you step into it, it is always shabbat. Whatever day it happens to be outside, inside the elevator it's shabbat. If you need a break and a rest, a chance to lay aside work and contemplate a world created by God that doesn't depend on our human effort to support it, just call for the elevator, and for the length of your ride, enjoy a little sabbath holiday.

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