Ultra-Orthodox Jews Shun Jerusalem's Supposedly 'Modest' Shopping Mall

Rabbis' call to boycott Ramot Mall shatters tranquil atmosphere in which ultra-Orthodox and secular Jews shopped side-by-side; actions decried as effort to exert control.

When a new mall opened in a heavily ultra-Orthodox Jewish Jerusalem neighborhood about two years ago, it was agreed that it would offer a different kind of shopping experience. There would be no posters of models in bathing suits and no mannequins in the store windows. Until recently, the Ramot Mall thrived under these...