Tel Aviv Cafe Fined for Closing on the Sabbath


A Tel Aviv cafe was fined last week for closing on Saturday, the Jewish Sabbath. The move caused a social media firestorm, prompting the management of the shopping center to cancel the fine on its tenant, but not before it came to the attention of members of the Israeli parliament.

According to a report by Israel Hayom, the owner of Henri’s Cafe at the Sarona Market was slapped with a 3,500 NIS (about $950) fine for closing on the Sabbath (Shabbat). Typically, however, it is businesses which open on Shabbat which are fined, in accordance with city by-laws. ∞∞∞∞∞ MORE »»»»

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