Kiryat Hayovel has come to symbolize the clash between secular and ultra-Orthodox communities, but the closure of its community pub has angered even local Haredim.
Community bar and cafe in Kiryat Hayovel neighborhood opened last summer and attracted big crowds at weekends, to alleged annoyance of Haredim in city hall.
Interior Minister Arye Dery would like us to believe he's defending the rights of the poor by calling for all Tel Aviv stores to close on the Sabbbath. Don't believe him.
They are a minority but are big spenders, according to poll published amid a struggle over Tel Aviv’s plan to allow Saturday openings.
Rejects state’s request for 6-month delay on decision.
The Jewish day of rest is customarily marked with a festive meal on Friday night. These recipes bring an Israeli touch with an emphasis on Israel’s seasonal winter vegetables.
The Swiss chard and chickpea stew is delicious on its own without the meatballs, so save some for your vegan and vegetarian guests.
The cabinet is set to discuss whether businesses can open on Shabbat and holidays, but the prime minister is in somewhat of a bind.