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Monday, February 03, 2014 

Haredis protest restaurant working on Shabbat

A restaurant in central Jerusalem opened on Shabbat, and while most other religious types stayed away, Haredis just have to butt in:
Are the Shabbat wars returning to Jerusalem? Dozens of members of the ultra-Orthodox community staged a protest Saturday against Café Bezalel in central Jerusalem, which has begun opening its doors on Shabbat.

Since the decision three weeks ago to keep the business open on the Jewish day of rest, the café has been packed every Shabbat.

The haredi protestors gathered outside the café and chanted, "Shabbos!" (Shabbat in Yiddish). They were faced by the seculars sitting in the restaurant, who began singing accompanied by guitars. [...]

The business on Jerusalem's Schatz Street has been subject to haredi attacks in the past. Shortly after the café opened about six years ago, haredim would arrive at the place on Friday afternoons and protest the fact that it only closed after the beginning of Shabbat, due to the dish washing and other closing arrangements.
I don't think most businesses should have to open on Shabbat, but I'm not going to worry myself about those that are open like those Haredis are. Again, we have a case of Haredi Chelmites going around thinking they're doing everybody a favor by causing a ruckus.

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