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    Motzei Shabbos: Change the Clock

    Fall Back: At 2 a.m. Motzei Shabbos, you'll have to turn your clock back one hour, because it's the end of daylight saving time. Full Story

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    Just leave DST (Daylight Savings Time)
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    Just leave DST (Daylight Savings Time)

    It wasn’t mid Oct we would change it back the last M”S (Motzei Shabbos) of Oct then it would go to the end of the 1st wk of April, I just wish we could leave DST a whole year this way it won’t be dark @ 5 pm when ppl are coming home from work, I prefer having light @ the end of the day instead of pitch dark, everyone prefers light over darkness, that extra light when coming home from work makes a big deal, there was a discussion on AccuWeather if we should get rid of DST all… Read more »

    On the contrary
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    On the contrary

    Having DST all year would mean sunrise as late as 8:20 am, even in NYC, let alone points west. In Kalamazoo the sun wouldn’t rise until 9:10. Can you imagine the chaos, and the danger of children going to school in the dark. And let’s not even mention that davening would become almost impossible for anyone with a job.

    DST serves no useful purpose
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    DST serves no useful purpose

    The whole point was to save on candles, by moving the daylight that’s wasted on summer mornings because people sleep through it, to the evening when it could be used. But that was before air conditioning. Having the day last longer means fewer lights burning but more A/C, which costs far more. So it’s actually wasting energy and thus money, not saving it. It’s obsolete. Get rid of it.

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    & what abt the idea of changing it to only 1/2 an hour that wouldn’t be so terrible, u should know even when they change the clock in Detroit sunrise is still around 8 am & later so every city has there issues when it comes to Shachris & sunrise, abt children going to school there are buses as well as city lamp lights, back in 1974 they stayed with DST & I was very happy with it, it’s annoying to have to get used to the time change in fall & then in the spring it takes abt a… Read more »

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    Do u really like when it gets dark @ 4:45 /5 pm ? Why should it be dark by 5, when getting home from work u want it to be light out, not pitch dark ? If u really love ST (Standard Time) move to Hawaii or Arizona, there is a Frum community in Phoenix & Tucson, there u will have ST all year round even in the summer so Shabbos won’t get to late, hey check it out, however we love DST it’s great

    ST (Standard Time) the best
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    ST (Standard Time) the best

    If we left the clock on ST the latest Shkia would be on the latest Shabbos would be 7:30 pm instead of 8:30, then we would get back home from Shul @ 8:35 /40 then the Suda would go till abt 10:20 could could go to a few SZ (Shalom Zachars) & be home by 11:30 /40 & still be able to start Mavir Sedra early like 5 pm especially Matos Masei longest double Sedra in the Torah, then continue after Suda & don’t have 2 wake up 4:40 /5 am to finish or start it, truly ST would really… Read more »

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