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Shabbat and E-Readers

The Atlantic Wire has a good post discussing the issue of Shabbat observance, e-readers, and modern technology, “People of the E-Book? Observant Jews Struggle With Sabbath in a Digital Age.”

So how are Jews responding? Some are thinking of ways to accommodate emerging technology within the structure of traditional Sabbath observance while others wrestle with the implications of the shifting media landscape for Jewish law and observance. A number stress that, regardless of legal considerations, the Sabbath’s rules and spirit have never been more important they are today, when technology saturates our lives.

One Response to “Shabbat and E-Readers”

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    Jeff:

    I have to say – I identify with the comment about never having time to read except for shabbat. I spend most week nights writing work sheets or grading quizzes. I have used an e-reader during summer vacation, though. :-)

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