Sabbath Violations

Bnei Brak is the suburb of Tel Aviv city in Israel, where ultra-orthodox Jews live. There was a fire on the Sabbath day, they asked the Rabbi if it was right to call the fire department on the Sabbath day. Before Jewish Rabbi could send his reply – ‘yes’ three apartments were burnt, though there were no casualties. (Los Angeles Times, 26 April 1992)
Myriad of traditions: Jewish Rabbis interpreted the Sabbath Laws and added several sub-clauses. Making phone calls, switching on gadgets, tying knots…etc. When the principle is not understood, there emerge numerous traditions. Such traditions many times deviate away from the purpose of the principles or guidelines.
Over-righteous: Bible warns against over-righteousness, which could be dangerous. (Ecclesiastes 7:16) The Pharisees focusing on the minute aspects of the application of Law, lost the real intention and focus of such laws.
Doing good and saving lives: In the synagogue, Lord Jesus wanted to heal the man with a withered hand. “And Jesus said to them, “I ask you, is it lawful on the Sabbath to do good or to do harm, to save life or to destroy it?” (Luke 6:9) There was no reply. Doing good and saving life are deeds that should be done anytime, any day including Sabbath.
Man for Sabbath or Sabbath for man? The Lord taught that the Sabbath was created for the benefit, and progress of humans. The first human couple, Adam and Eve were not created for Sabbath, but Sabbath was created for them and all humanity. (Mark 2:27)
Out of proportion: The disciples plucked the corn and ate it as they crossed a field. Such an act is permitted by the Law for the benefit of the poor and migrants. (Deuteronomy 23:25) Indeed the disciples of the Lord were poor. However, the Pharisees argued that they were reaping, threshing, winnowing, and preparing. Hence, four acts of violation. (Luke 6:1-5) Lord defended the disciples stating that David also ate when he was hungry the bread that was allotted for priests.
Am I creating idols out of rituals and traditions?