Shabbat Work in Israel

Did you know that most businesses and services, including public transit, are closed in Israel every week on Shabbat?  There has always been some level of controversy on this matter, from what I understand, from those who don’t appreciate having their normal activities hindered.  This past weekend there were renewed debates about what kinds of public works should be allowed on the Sabbath.  The back and forth resulted in commuter train delays on Sunday that caused problems for many people.  In fact, the matter went quickly to their judicial system for a ruling.  What an interesting difference to the debates that our public officials engage in, and the length of time it takes for issues to go through our court system.

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Arutz Sheva article 9/6/2016
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