Jewish Couple Sue Neighbors For "Imprisoning" Them With Automatic Hallway Light

This is just too good to pass up. A Jewish couple is suing their neighbors for “imprisoning” them with automatic light:

A Jewish couple are suing their neighbours in a block of flats, saying an automatic security light is keeping them prisoner in their home because it forces them to break their Sabbath rules.

Dr Dena Coleman and husband Gordon claim they cannot leave their holiday flat on the Sabbath because when they do they automatically trigger the light in the communal hallway — contravening a religious ban on turning on electrical items from sunset on Friday to sunset on Saturday because it constitutes ‘creating fire’.

They say their human rights are being breached and are now suing the flats’ management company — their neighbours — for failing to accommodate their religion.

And yet, their own bodies have electrical pulses running through them on the Sabbath! Not they any of these kinds of fundies are consistent, because their pathetic lives would be even more miserable and unlivable.

But this is a doctor, for Moses’ sake. You’d think she’d have more intelligence than to be imprisoned by 3,000 year old restrictions about “making fire” on Saturday.

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