Skip to comments.Peres: Gas pumping shouldn’t have begun on Sabbath
Posted on 03/31/2013 6:47:55 PM PDT by Former Fetus
President Shimon Peres on Sunday congratulated Yitzhak Tshuva, the controlling shareholder of the Tamar natural gas field which was first put into use Saturday, for pumping the gas into Israel four years after the deposit was first discovered adding, however, that the pumping should not have begun on the Sabbath.
Peres spoke with Tshuva and praised the momentous deed he had done for the sake of Israel.
However, at a meeting Sunday with Sephardi Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar, Peres said he was sorry that the pumping had begun on a Saturday, of all days.
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I wish they had waited 24 hours and kept the Shabbat. I know there are many secular Jews in Israel, but it is hard to imagine what harm would have come from waiting one more day. And I imagine that devout Jews see Tamar as a gift from God to Israel, and starting pumping during the Shabbat probably like the utmost of ingratitude. So, any opinions?
Some people hit the Lotto and complain.
Since I imagine that they are going to continue pumping on all future sabbaths, I guess it lessens the issue; but they might have been a bit more sensitive to not begin on a day which a large number of Israelis would still like to observe.
Keeping the Sabbath is important.
I remember somebody saying awhile back that striking oil/gas would be one reason Russia and it’s confederates attak Israel.
I agree, but ya know-—the ony ones I know who really keep the Sabbath are the Amish.
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
I’d agree, though as u point out, the pumping will go on all year
Secular Jews frequently break commandments and tradition, not always deliberately but through thoughtlessness.
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