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I am a jew and have to work on saturday and Its killing me inside. What can I do?

I used to build swimming pools for 19yrs until a divorce and the economy went bust. It took me a year to find this lousy car sales job and now I cant even worship on sabbath. I just don't know what to do, I have asked for saturdays off because of my faith but they just don't care. Any Jewish impute would be greatly appreciated.

Asked By: Quantumleaper - 11/12/2009
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Answered By: ChallahGirl - 11/13/2009
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I thought you worshiped on Friday. That's always when my dad went. I guess it's not as bad as eating pork, shellfish, or other bottom feeders. I'm sorry I don't know your religious practices better--my mom wasn't Jewish, so dad really kept his beliefs to himself.
Answered By: Spicey - 11/12/2009
 
Do what you know is right. I am not Jewish, but hopefully this will help.
Answered By: The Doctor Is In - 11/12/2009
 
Some Jews do not like this and think its sacriligious but i say its not... More
Answered By: Les - 11/12/2009
 
I think that is really sad you cant get that day off to worship. I am not to sure of what the Jewish faith is all about but I know a lot of christians have to work on Sundays and really its come down to the fact of people having to make a living and employers know that if you wont work on that day they could replace... More
Answered By: librachic1988 - 11/12/2009
 
God does not care what day you worship him/her, just as long as you do. (That's my opinion anyway.)
Answered By: Jennifer - 11/12/2009
 
I'm not jewish I'm lds, but church every sunday is important. you should try to find another church in ur are of your faith of course. (most would say to give up the job, but I wouldn't do that... More
Answered By: pick1me! - 11/12/2009
 
My dad, who practices judaism, realizes that his faith comes only after he brings home the bacon. The reality of it is, is even if your faith tells you that you should honor a specific date (in the case of Judaism, Saturday) you still have to rationalize your priorities. I am sure that by asking this, you must be a... More
Answered By: kenji8 - 11/12/2009
 
The Sabbath is on Sunday Jew. Have you not read your own book... More
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Answered By: Sons of - 11/12/2009
 
re-read Les answer........it is the right one.......... shalom
Answered By: saving starfish - 11/12/2009
 
You could Call a Lawyer and have your Boss charged for Infringing on your religiouss rights Its against the law for an employer to make a person work on their holy day
Answered By: Hells-Warlock2 - 11/12/2009
 
Of course they don't care - They're Eliteist Capitalists - Their God is money. Look for a new job. Just don't shoot anybody o.k.?
Answered By: Djhan - 11/12/2009
 
We have a standard form that is based on the Freedom of Religion Act that you can get and fill it in from your computer and take it to your boss. It's not a threat, just a reminder that there IS a bill that has passed CONGRESS that should allow you to worship at your own free will.
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Answered By: DC - 11/12/2009
 
I'm not Jewish but I can tell you that Jesus would tell you... More
Answered By: Rev. TomCat - 11/12/2009
 
Well, most other Jews would disagree with me on this, but here goes... More
Answered By: Hogie - 11/13/2009
 
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