Can this be true? It appears that the prohibition on observant Jews against doing any “work” on the sabbath may extend to the pushing of buttons or touch-screens on e-readers. A Jewish author was recently very active in trying to ensure that print copies of her book were available in Jewish bookstores in New York City so that her friends could buy it before Passover and would be able to read the book during the holiday. They would apparently not be able to do this with the e-book version.