Jerusalem Chief Rabbis Rabbi Aryeh Stern Shlita and Rabbo Shlomo Moshe Amar Shlita have come out calling on Jerusalemites to increase shmiras shabbos. The rabbonim released a letter to the general public calling for shmiras shabbos in shopping centers and entertainment centers.
Rabbi Amar explains the bracha that one receives by keeping Shabbos and during these days of teshuva and rachamim, keeping Shabbos is especially relevant.
The letter comes at a time chareidi parties in the Jerusalem Council are expressing growing concern over growing chilul Shabbos in the city. Just last week the new Yes Planet entertainment center opened its doors on Shabbos, joining the growing number of entertainment establishments operating on the holy day.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)