After the Ministerial Law Committee and cabinet approved the new Shabbos law aimed at enforcing the nation’s law compelling businesses to close Shabbos, Meretz MK Tamar Zandberg authored a most interesting bill.
Zandberg feels the cabinet ministers simply to not understand the difficulties of residents who do not have a vehicle and the lack of bus service on Shabbos compels those who can afford it to take a taxi. Others, who cannot afford cabs, are stranded at home. Zandberg insists the nation in 2015 must permit bus service on Shabbos and Yomtov in non-frum areas.
Zandberg’s bill would prohibit a cabinet minister or deputy minister from using his official vehicle on Shabbos and Yomtov in the hope they too will know what it feels like to be stuck at home.
While the bill brings the point home, it has little to no chance of being passed into law.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)