Seculars Make Gains in the Tug of War Over Jerusalem

The Israeli capital's secular community has scored some major victories on the issue of Shabbat activity in the city.

Jerusalem's secular community suffered a blow last month when the Restobar restaurant announced its closure. The restaurant, located opposite the Prime Minister's Residence, had become an important secular institution in the capital in recent years: Its menu was blatantly nonkosher, it was open on Shabbat, it even sold chametz (leavened bread) on Passover. But it was forced to close when the premises were sold to...