Science Minister and Bayit Yehudi head Daniel Hershkowitz slammed critics of the transfer to winter time in Israel Saturday night. Speaking at the weekly government meeting Sunday, Hershkowitz said that there was no connection between the clock change and Judaism, as many critics of the change had sought to claim.
“Those who should be making decisions on changing the clock are the experts on economics, who can judge what is best for the economy,” Hershkowitz said. “There will be no damage to religious life from a decision either way. The Yom Kippur fast will continue for 25 hours, regardless,” he added.