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Court Permits Tel Aviv Groceries to Remain Open on Shabbos for Now

shabbosA Tel Aviv Administrative Court on Tuesday 18 Marcheshvan has removed closure orders for grocery stores that are operating on Shabbos in the city.

Justice Aviem Barkai ruled the closure orders are not justified since former Minister of the Interior Gideon Saar, who recently stepped down, failed to respond in the matter within 60 days as instructed. As a result of the ministry’s failure to respond, the court has reinstated the previous status permitting the stores to operate on Shabbos until incoming Minister of the Interior Gilad Erdan addresses the matter.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)

4 Responses

  1. how about declaring a religious ‘state of emergency’?

    The religious including the zionists accepted the state only because of the “status quo”

    Now that the last shred of the “status quo” is officially off,could all allegiance be retroactively nullified?

    (the secular needed the religious then because they were aware almost despite themselves that world jewry would only support a nascent state if it had religious mystique)

  2. The vast majority of Israelis are secularists. The secular never wanted the religious, and put up with them only since alliance with the western countries would have been difficult if they were actively persecuting Jews (and Israel did consider allying with Stalin, and those Israelis opposed to Stalin needed to be seen as respectable in the west). Given the growing secularism in the west, there are few “foreign” constraints on Israelis actively persecuting orthodox Jews.

  3. #3
    The majority of Israelis go whichever way the wind is blowing.

    but in most countries the democracy is hardly congruent with the majority

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