Is Your Kosher Elevator in Danger? Hire a Mexican!

ascensoristaYou might not know this (why would you?) but a controversy has been brewing among Orthodox Jews in New York City regarding the so-called Shabbos elevators: elevators fixed to stop on every floor from Friday evening until Saturday evening so that observant Jews do not have to press any buttons.

The problem? a group of prominent rabbis in Israel seeks to ban the use of Shabbos elevators. This, of course, represents a problem for many, “especially the elderly or infirm, and large Orthodox families living with babies or small children on upper floors of high-rise buildings.”

So this blogger has come up with a Solomonic solution: Hire a Mexican! we’ll gladly push the buttons for you, make some bucks in the process and nobody will have to go to hell.

See? and you thought I was not a wise Latina!

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3 Responses to Is Your Kosher Elevator in Danger? Hire a Mexican!

  1. richmx2 says:

    When I first moved to Mexico, I taught in a private colegio for a (thankfully) short time. For some reason the text used a short story by an author I now forget about a Puerto Rican boy in New York who lights the furnaces for Orthodox apartments. Try explaining such alien concepts as a) Orthodox Jews, b) New York, c)furnaces and d)work to a bunch of “juniors”.

    Oy vey!

  2. Great idea that could be even better if the guy pushing “el boton” could sell tamales or helados. That would make the trip less boring for the passengers.

  3. Antonio says:

    No pork tamales though…..

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