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        NOVA Online | Shabbat Elevator

        Rabbi Manish Spitz, hotel manager Skip Kearney, and others explain how one hotel in Miami Beach accommodates Orthodox Jews, who are forbidden by ancient law from using electricity on the Sabbath. In this video from NOVA Online, they explain how the maintenance staff adjusts the elevator's mechanisms to run automatically so that people can get to their rooms on higher floors. They also impose a timer on the door so that no electricity is expended in detecting people who may be entering or exiting the elevator.

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