A reporter at the Detroit News asked me about a motorized scooter that can be used by observant Jews on Shabbat. She wanted a local rabbi’s help in understanding why a scooter wasn’t permissible on Shabbat and why this scooter …

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There was undoubtedly more texting in shul this Rosh Hashanah than in past years. In most liberal congregations, texting was likely done as discreetly as possible, often with a cellphone hidden low in one’s lap. In some congregations it might …

Is Texting on Rosh Hashanah Kosher? Read more »

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Futurists and auto engineers are now discussing a sitting vehicle which is driven solely with brain activity. Yes, you read that correctly: brain activity. But can it be used on Shabbat when observant Jews refrain from electricity and traditional forms …

Can We Drive a Car Using Our Brain on Shabbat? Read more »

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