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Israeli daylight savings law
I agree. Unless the law is actually called "Israeli Daylight Savings Law, it should be moved to its more grammatical correct twin. Jabberwalkee_
I deleted this sentence, "Eventually, one hopes that the new law will be reflected in various timekeeping software, including even that published by Microsoft." because it is not neutral.
Moved to Daylight Saving Law
and corrected all references in article--Jabberwalkee 16:48, 4 February 2006 (UTC)
Using this rule it turns out that the beginning of DST is usually before Pesach. Exceptions in the 21 century: 2013, 2051, 2067, 2078, 2089, 2097. -- 08:53, 11 July 2007 188.8.131.52
Edit by affected company
I did an edit to the name of my company listed in the article to fix the case (from LinGNU to Lingnu). I was not the one to introduce the link in the first place, I merely performed the technical edit of fixing the name. Still, in the interest of full disclosure, I list it here. Shachar (talk) 14:21, 30 March 2008 (UTC)
Page has ... on the Sunday between Rosh Hashanah ... and Yom Kippur .... Rosh Hashanah is 1 Tishrei and Yom Kippur is 10 Tishrei. There are 8 days in between, hence there may apparently be TWO Sundays in between, on 2 & 9 Tishrei.
That seems in need of explanation, here and maybe to the Knesset.
There is no ambiguity if Rosh Hashanah is for this purpose taken as 1 & 2 Tishrei.
- Indeed. Rosh Ha-Shana is always celebrated two days: 1st and 2nd of Tishre. There is always one Saturday between Rosh Ha-Shana and Yom Kippur, and it even has a special name in Jewish tradition: Shabbat Shuva. 184.108.40.206 (talk) 11:56, 8 July 2018 (UTC)
As the period now begins on the Gregorian Calendar and finishes on the Hebrew Calendar, and the Hebrew and Gregorian years differ in average length, the given Rules cannot hold in perpetuity. The mean lengths of Summer Time and of Winter Time will steadily drift on opposite directions, and eventually one will become negative. 220.127.116.11 (talk) 19:12, 30 October 2008 (UTC)
- Nope. The hebrew calendar has leap years in order to correct this. This problem would happen with the islamic calendar.--ZealousGnome (talk) 10:09, 10 June 2011 (UTC)
Article needs to be updated with latest law (November 2012)
On 6 November 2012, the Israeli Parliament changed the daylight saving time law so that Israel’s daylight saving time will run an average of 193 days a year, compared to 182 under the former law. This means that Yom Kippur will now be included in the period of daylight saving time.
Source: http://www.haaretz.com/news/national/despite-shas-pressure-knesset-extends-israel-s-daylight-saving-time.premium-1.475375 — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jrose6 (talk • contribs) 13:23, 6 November 2012 (UTC)
Article needs to be updated, please
I assume there is a religious reason for not changing the clock during the night from Friday to Saturday, i.e. early on Saturday morning. Perhaps changing the clock on Shabbat is not allowed as it would be work.
But why doesn't summer time start and end on the same weekday, say early on Friday morning (which would be the start of a two-day weekend in the Jewish calendar)?
- I couldn't find an authorized answer to this question, so I can only offer a reasonable guess - Until the early 1990s, the change of time occurred always on the night between Saturday and Sunday. Arie Deri, the Minister of the Interior at the time, told the Israeli press and the Knesset that he received a lot of complaints about sleep deprivation on the night before the beginning of a new working week. Since Friday night was out of the question for religious considerations (he himself is ultra-orthodox), he decided spring forward on Friday. But since there were no complaints about the opposite change during fall, he left it on Sunday, and this practice became a tradition. Nevertheless, the newest statute says the move forward is on the Friday before the last Sunday in March, in order to keep the gap with Europe permanent (always two days before Europe). 18.104.22.168 (talk) 11:56, 8 July 2018 (UTC)