Common Ground: Tea and Judaism
Just wondering, are there any other Steepsters here who are Jewish? Practicing or not practicing, it doesn’t matter.
I’m non-practicing. I live in Israel, which is a challenge unto itself, and that’s about as practicing as I’m going to get :)
Do you observe/drive on Shabbat? I know when I was in Israel (specifically Jerusalem), the streets were empty on Friday night!
Yes, I do drive on Shabbat, along with doing a whole lot of other things that practicing Jews are not “supposed” to do. I’m about as non-practicing as one can be. Jerusalem is a relatively religious city, and so yes, most everything is closed on Friday night (except for bars, some non-kosher restaurants and clubs) and during the day Saturday. But there are still many cars on the roads – except for in the orthodox neighborhoods. Tel Aviv, on the other hand is secular, and so everything is open.