Old habits die hard….

Tafsir.com Tafsir Ibn Kathir

7: 163

And ask them (O Muhammad ) about the town that was by the sea, when they transgressed in the matter of the Sabbath (i.e. Saturday): when their fish came to them openly on the Sabbath day, and did not come to them on the day they had no Sabbath. Thus We made a trial of them for they used to rebel.

gloves instead of fish-nets?

“But running a club for such a diverse group of boxers can be challenging.
The fact that most boxing tournaments take place on a Saturday poses a problem for those Orthodox boxers who observe the Sabbath, when Jews are required to rest and refrain from any work.
Yet the trainers have found a way around this.
“The Orthodox boxers arrive at the tournament [location] on the Friday,” explains Ariel, the son of the one of the instructors, as driving is prohibited.
“Since the Orthodox boxers can’t even take the tournament gloves from the hotel to the boxing ring [as carrying objects on the Sabbath is not allowed], we bring the gloves to them…
“All they need to do is get into the boxing ring, put the gloves on, box, and take them off. That’s it.” “

BBC News – Jerusalem boxing club: Blood, sweat and tolerance

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