Daylight Saving and Halakha

Tradition Online | March 21, 2022

With the United States Senate’s recent unanimous vote to keep America on Daylight Saving time year-round, the halakhic world is concerned about a variety of potential ramifications should this bill become a law. This is not the first time morning minyan-goers have been left in the dark. During the energy crises of the 1970s America similarly kept “summer time” in effect year-round – and our Rabbi J. David Bleich was there to help us make sense of the issues through the prism of the halakha. Revisit his “Survey of Contemporary Halakhic Literature” column on “Daylight Saving Time and Morning Prayer” from TRADITION’s Spring 1974 issue.

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