I wonder: would the type of orthodox Jew that refuses to flip a light switch during the Sabbath (apologies if I'm misinformed) be opposed to telling their Alexa-type device to turn on the lights?
@levisan verboten under the Shabbat Laws as you’re not allowed to ask someone to do something you’re not allowed to do because it’s Shabbat.
My initial question was prompted by noticing a major camera/tech store in NYC founded and run by a Jewish duo actually shuts down their e-commerce from 9pm Friday to 9pm Saturday so they don’t have any financial transactions during that time, even though it is a fully automated e-commerce system!
It generally depends on how strictly you interpret the 39 laws of Shabbat. Or if someone’s life is in imminent danger or not. 😬
> Thus, the fridge light should be disconnected before Shabbat by unscrewing the bulb slightly and a freezer whose fan is activated when the door is opened may not be used.
So, the fridge can't do any turning on and off of lights for you?
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