Creating without desecrating

The Zomet Institute in Gush Etzion aims to overcome the challenges that modern technology presents with regard to Shabbat.

April 25, 2013 14:32
DAN MARANS, executive director of the Zomet Institute

DAN MARANS. (photo credit: Courtesy)


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The Babylonian Talmud (Yoma 83a) teaches that according to Jewish law, “Pikuah nefesh doheh Shabbat” – one can violate the laws of Shabbat in order to save a life.

But according to Dan Marans, the executive director of the Zomet Institute, an Alon Shvut-based organization which combines modern technologies with the Torah to enhance the Shabbat experience, this law is often misinterpreted.


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