On Shabbat Wars, Who's a Jew and the Heyday of Street Groceries

What will happen, I asked my friend, if the Tel Aviv municipality were to permit everyone to open their business on Shabbat? He replied with sorrow.

My friend D. is an affable and open-minded man who wears a skullcap and observes, in his own way, the commandments as set down in the Torah. Last week we both watched Deputy Transportation and National Infrastructure Minister Tzipi Hotovely’s appearance on television. In it, she backed the Supreme Court’s ruling that Shabbat observance must be enforced among all commercial enterprises.