Jpost reports that Jerusalem Mayor Uri Lupolianski announced his plans to build a flashy 25 foot Shabbat clock at the Western entrance to the city. Many consider the mayor and his expensive project ridiculous, since Shabbat times can be found everywhere in Jerusalem but the bathroom walls.
“Too bad the clock does not include a sundial counting down the time left to his term,” scoffed a city councilmember.
We don’t need a big clock to tell us when to pull the curtains on the week, especially when the info is a mere click away. We look forward to our day of rest like a thirsty camel coming to the oasis, without the smell. Let’s fill up on family, friends and food and be back Monday.