The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

4 December 2004

Reasonable accommodation

Bank Leumi, the leading bank in Israel, is working with Visa and MasterCard to produce a credit card that will not function on the Sabbath, for use six days a week by Jews who strictly observe the day of rest.

There is no indication whether Bank Leumi's US branch, which already offers a Visa card, will make the new card available to its Orthodox customers.

(Via Fark)

Posted at 9:25 AM to Common Cents


This doesn't make a lot of sense to me. I know a bunch of people that define rest as using the credit card.

Posted by: Interested-Participant at 12:42 PM on 5 December 2004

If I tried that, it would eventually dawn on me that I had to work to make enough to pay off what I just charged, which would take all the fun out of it.

Posted by: CGHill at 5:47 PM on 5 December 2004