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Sabbath mode is a setting on some home appliances made specifically to respect and allow faithful adherence by Jewish people on their Sabbath and other holidays. It is forbidden in Jewish laws to turn on any electrical appliance on the Sabbath because of their restriction from working on that day. It is not forbidden to use an appliance that is already on. Some ovens, for instance, have a setting which allows for the device to be preset to maintain a set temperature for an indefinite time overriding the automatic shutoff feature of many of the same models. You can find more information here: http://www.wordspy.com/words/Sabbathmode.asp

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I think this is actually a great way for appliance manufacturers to bypass safety features on a false religious basis because no Jewish person would use this feature as marketed. OR Sabbath mode is a way for a"Jewish" person to feel better about breaking the Sabbath. In the spirit of the Sabbath the oven or fire should be extinguished BEFORE the Sabbath. "Sabbath mode" is not inertia! A good insulated cash iron stove that was heated up the day before then extinguisted on the Sabbath could cook with it's held radiant heat.
This would be acceptable. The allowance and use of "Sabbath mode" in cooking sets a precedent. Why not use your lights as long as they where on when the Sabbath began? or leave you TV on so you can watch it on the Sabbath? or your heat? Or refrigerator (another example of appliances and Jews making lack of observing convenient?) actually the LEDs that don't work on "Sabbath" mode use less energy that the oven! Is it actually a great way for appliance manufacturers to bypass safety features on a false religious basis? Would any Jewish person would use this feature as marketed?
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agree with you 100%
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