|summer fun at a pool|
When I was growing up in New York, I never paid all that much attention to Daylight Savings. I as just neutral and pragmatic about it. When your opinion doesn't count, why get aggravated. Why think about it?
|summer fun at the Israel Museum|
In Israel, the timing of Daylight Savings became a religious secular fight. Some religious people wanted it to end before the twenty-five hour fast of Yom Kippur, which is usually in October or late September. The rationale was that the fast would be "shorter" if we didn't have daylight savings, if the only the sun would set earlier. I'm religious, but I think that's a stupid reason. If you want the day to feel shorter, then begin prayers a bit later, an hour later, the time it would be according to the sun if the clocks here were the usual GMT+2.
If you want "more daylight, then just get up earlier in the morning, and your "day" will be longer. To tell you the truth, I'd be happier if Daylight Savings Time would just be during the school summer vacation. The later the sun goes down according to the clocks, the less sleep people get. Students of all ages need sleep, so the school year should be without Daylight Savings. In Israel we now have most of the year Daylight Savings.
|Year||Summer Time Begins||Summer Time Ends||Total Days|
|2013||March 29||October 27||212|
|2014||March 28||October 26||212|
|2015||March 27||October 25||212|
|2016||March 25||October 30||219|
|2017||March 24||October 29||219|
|2018||March 23||October 28||219|
|2019||March 29||October 27||212|