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WAVE: Business on Shabbat


Editorial: Keep Tel Aviv Open on Shabbat

… The leaders of the ultra-Orthodox factions don’t care about the interests of Tel Aviv’s secular residents. They are concerned that if the law passes, it will affect other cities and that Israel will become a more secular state. If the position of these ministers is accepted, Israel will be taking another step toward becoming a…
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Battle for Shabbat in Tel Aviv: Netanyahu Trapped Between Cabinet and High Court

The cabinet is set to discuss Sunday whether businesses can open on Shabbat and holidays, with the focus being on whether small grocery stores and kiosks in Tel Aviv can open on Friday nights and Saturdays. The High Court of Justice is due to rule on that particular issue in two weeks’ time, but the…
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Haredim demand PM stop Tel Aviv bylaw on Shabbat

The Shabbat wars are heating up once again after the leaders of the haredi political parties sent a letter to the prime minister on Wednesday demanding that he block a bylaw proposed by the Tel Aviv Municipality allowing larger numbers of shops to be open on Shabbat. The High Court of Justice is scheduled to…
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