Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Shabbat Timers in the NYTimes

Shabbat timers make it into the NYTimes:

Gas, sewage, water, air-conditioning and electricity — including timers for Shabbat — were all in place on Tuesday as families ousted from the disputed neighborhood known as Ulpana made their way to their new homes down the hill here.

One result of a well-educated Jewish reporter with a strong Jewish background on the job.

And there was this, too:

Mrs. Kitay, who emigrated from Australia in 2009, said she would first make sure that the cribs and changing table were set up before her 2-year-old daughter and 5-month-old son returned from day care in midafternoon. Then, after bedtime, she would confront the rest of the job, deciding which pieces of their furniture would fit, and which would have to wait in storage until more permanent homes are built. “I made aliyah , I moved to Israel, because of something deep down I didn’t quite understand,” Mrs. Kitay said. “Now I understand. The minute someone tries to take something that you love, you go crazy. I’m going crazy for this land.”


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