Sunday, March 27, 2011

Daylight Saving in Israel


Daylight saving in Israel is starting this Thursday night when we are putting our clocks one hour ahead. However, not everyone does, as chassidic anti - Zionist groups like the Toldot Aharon or Toldot Avraham Yitzchak do not change the clock. So, don't get mixed up when you go to their Tishes and look at their clocks on the wall. :-)


  1. I never understood what's the purpose of changing the clocks one hour ahead. For someone like me who has a "biological" clock, it's very disturbing.

  2. Here in the USA we are told that Benjamin Franklin came up with this most disturbing "change of time" scenario. This was done originally, as we are told, back in the days when we were an agrarian society, to allow more sunlight time for farm work.

    Moshe, I'm with you on this. It takes me weeks to adjust to this change. I sincerely wish our government(s) would pick one of the times and stay with it. Enough of the changing time, already. Oy.

  3. B"H

    Years ago, the European Union started the system before Israel.

    It has something to do with agriculture and people are able to exploid the additional time as freetime.

    Every year before Yom Kippur, the clock is turned back due to the fast.