Wait, Slow Down, Stop: the Power of the Shabbos Project

I am speechless because this piece is so brilliant.

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Have aBreak, Have a Kitke. Have a Break, Have a Kitke.

It used to be against the law to mow your lawn on the Sabbath day in South Africa. I don’t think this is necessarily a bad law, although it does put you in the awkward position of having to come up with a good excuse on the other six days of the week.

But it wasn’t just cutting your kikuyu that could land you in trouble with the cops under the Sunday Observance Act of 1896. Also taboo was dancing, shopping, going to the movies, weeding or watering the garden, and playing snooker, billiards, or golf.

You were allowed to play Putt-Putt, you’ll be glad to hear, as long as you didn’t keep score, because that would have made it a competitive game, which was against the letter and spirit of the Act.

None of this was too surprising in a country that…

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