Reminder: Turn Back Your Clocks This Motzoei Shabbos

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Don’t forget to “fall back” and check smoke detectors this weekend. This Motzoei Shabbos – or, more accurately, Sunday morning –  at 2 a.m., time will revert back to standard, giving everyone an extra hour to sleep in.

Since 2007, the time change has reverted to standard time on the first Sunday of November and changed to Daylight Savings Time on the second Sunday of March.

Hence the phrase, “Fall back, spring ahead” to help people remember which way to turn their clocks during what season.

 

Daylight Savings is also a good reminder for people to check smoke alarms in their residences to ensure they’re working properly.

Prior to 2007, Daylight Saving Time in North America began on the first Sunday of April and concluded the last Sunday in October.

The change to extend Daylight Savings Time by one month was proposed in a small section of the 551-page Energy Policy Act of 2005 in Congress. The act targets energy efficiency and was signed into law by former President George W. Bush.

Initially, Daylight Savings was first proposed by Benjamin Franklin in the late 1700s. It was picked up by Englishman William Willett in 1907, who encouraged Britain to adopt it.

{CB Frommer-Matzav.com Newscenter}

5 COMMENTS

    • This clock changing is silly. Many states in the US and in Russia stopped this nonsense as they saw there’s no saving by it. Russia left it at the winter time.
      Israel started the clock changing meshugas not that long ago (about 30 years ago or so) because they wanted to be like others countries even though they know they don’t save anything by it.

  1. I will not turn my clocks!! If I turned my clocks I would not be able to see what time it is!! I will be changing the time which is displayed on my clocks!!
    You must have had a Yeshiva education.

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