In some buildings, there are shabbat (or shabbos) elevators that stop on every floor, allowing observant Jews to travel on them without worrying about breaking the Sabbath and using technology. However, a recent ruling in Israel appears to ban use of Shabbat elevators and even suggests they may be a "desecration of the Sabbath." But New York Jews don't seem that worried—one told the NY Times, "One of the wonderful things about Judaism is that there are competing opinions about everything."