Shabbos elevator


Shabbos elevator (SHAH-biss eh-leh-vei-tor) listen


  • n. Elevator used on the Sabbath that stops automatically on each floor to allow religious Jews to use it without operating electric equipment.

Example Sentences

  • "We're so lucky there's a Shabbos elevator so we don't have to walk up 25 flights of stairs."

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • English

Who Uses This

  • Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)


  • North America
  • South Africa
  • Australia / New Zealand


  • None

Alternative Spellings

Shabbat elevator

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