State Stepping In On Shabbat Elevator Squabble

February 1, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: JTA

The state of Maryland has stepped in to deal with a controversy over a Shabbat elevator in a Baltimore condominium.

The Maryland Commission on Human Relations last week ordered the board of directors of the Strathmore Tower in Upper Park Heights, the heart of the Orthodox Jewish community, to rescind an order to remove the Shabbat elevator from the building pending the completion of an investigation, the Baltimore Jewish Times reported.

The building's board had voted Jan. 19 to remove the elevator's Shabbat mode software and hardware.