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Question:

Should Jews in America honor Shabbat and Holy Days according to Israel's time zone, or their local time zone?



AskTheRabbi.org answered:

They should act according to their own time zone. Judaism teaches that the day begins at nightfall in your location. That means that in America each community keeps Shabbat according to the times of sunset on Friday afternoon and nightfall on Saturday in their city. Likewise for holidays.


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