You 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!