Monday, March 31, 2014

Shmiras Shabbos Saves Seforim

Blogging Buddy T.P.V. noted on his recent blog post how the Frum magazine and newspaper publishers needn't fear the electronic revolution, as the primary time for reading this material is on Shabbos.

It is certainly with great ingenuity that G-d created the world with Shabbos. In the not so distant future, physical books will be a thing of the past. Everything will be digital. But, as I've pointed out in the past, this will create a 1984-like existence, where governments and others will be able to rewrite history to favor whatever ideology they currently espouse.

Having physical print, will ensure that no one will tamper with our sacred texts. All will be black and white, for all to see.

This recalls to mind the famous dictum: More than the Jews keep Shabbos, Shabbos keeps the Jews.


  1. They may yet invent a kosher shabbos kindle :)

    1. I'm afraid that you're right. I assume they'll also create an invisibility suit that allows one to walk on Shabbos without turning on light sensors. I do wonder how they'll solve the hotel door locks and bathroom issues...

    2. Did someone page me?

  2. Hey Achad ... even you had der pinteleh yid and your pinteleh got the point with this immortal quote

  3. Is there something contrary to daas Torah in asserting that
    More than the Jews keep Shabbos, Shabbos keeps the Jews.?


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