Shabbos elevator

Alternative Spellings

Shabbat elevator

Definitions

  • elevator used on the Sabbath that stops automatically on each floor to allow religious Jews to use it without operating electric equipment

Example Sentences

  • "We're so lucky there's a Shabbos elevator so we don't have to walk up 25 flights of stairs."

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew, English

Who Uses This

Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

None

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