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Shabbat is a weekly tradition observed for thousands of years by many Jewish people around the world. (Some non-Jews as well, see The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry by John Mark Comer). Many practitioners choose to abstain from technology for a day, starting Friday evening. I built this box to safely house phones for those 24 hours. Out of sight, out of mind.
The tattered scroll engraved on the top of the box is a nod to the ancient roots of the practice. But the casual, modern, hand-written lettering is a reminder to not take it too seriously. It is, after all, a pun.
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