TONIGHT: Israel Changing Over to Daylight Savings Time

(Thursday, March 24th, 2016 10:30 AM)

clockOn Thursday night the eve of 15 Adar-II (Thursday-Friday), Purim Yerushalayim, Israel moves one hour ahead to daylight savings time. At 2AM clocks are moved ahead an hour to 3AM.

If one forgets to change one’s clock in the capital and many other cities that observe פורים דמוקפים , one may miss megillah on erev Shabbos morning.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)

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  1. 147 says:

    Next year & in 2028 we Americans [except Arizona & Hawaii & Puerto Rico] are emulating the Yerushlami’im, and also spring forwarding on Purim itself.

  2. akuperma says:

    Why would Israel change on a weekday, and in the middle of a holiday during which many Israelis are less than sober. Every other country changes on a Sunday morning when everyone is sound asleep and the next day is not a work day.

  3. Mark Levin says:

    What a stupid stupid stupid time to change the clocks.

  4. geordie613 says:

    You answered the question yourself. In Israel, Sunday is a regular work day. So motzaei shabbos is out of the question. Friday night is irrelevant for religious reasons. That leaves Thursday night, as Friday is a semi day off anyway.

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