Gafni, Maklev: Every Religious Town Will Have Its Own Generator


Five months ago, the Israel Electric Corporation spoke to Interior Minister Aryeh Deri of three possible ways to provide religious Jews with electricity that involves no chillul Shabbos. The Chazon Ish‘s famous ruling that it is forbidden to use regular electricity on Shabbos in Eretz Yisroel has inspired 100,000 families to use their own batteries or generators for Shabbos electricity.

Moshe Gafni and Uri Maklev have set up a committee to develop a new idea: every Israeli town with a large religious population will have its own generator. This would be linked to the national electricity network during the week and disconnected on Shabbos.

{ Israel News Bureau}


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