Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Don Greenberg, a triple major in computer science, finance and math at Binghamton University, was scheduled to speak at the Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science graduation ceremony on Saturday.
But there was one problem. The ceremony was scheduled on Shabbat, and Don is an Orthodox Jew whose use of the school's microphone and sound system with lights illuminating a sound board would be a violation of Shabbat.
The solution? The school allowed him to videotape his speech three days earlier. So on graduation day Don stood at the podium and watched the video of himself delivering the speech on the jumbo screens on both sides of the podium.
(A SPECIAL NOTE FOR NEW EMAIL SUBSCRIBERS: THE VIDEO IS NOT VIEWABLE DIRECTLY FROM THE EMAIL THAT YOU GET EACH DAY. YOU MUST CLICK ON THE TITLE AT THE TOP OF THE EMAIL TO REACH THE JEWISH HUMOR CENTRAL WEBSITE, FROM WHICH YOU CLICK ON THE PLAY BUTTON IN THE VIDEO IMAGE TO START THE VIDEO.)