Israeli Plant Nurseries Warned to Close on Shabbat or Face Big Fines

'All the employees who work here on Shabbat do so by choice,' says employee. 'We take days off at other times during the week, and that’s how we want it to stay.'

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Numerous plant nurseries that are open on Shabbat have recently been ordered by the Economy Ministry to close on the Jewish day of rest or risk being fined hundreds of thousands of shekels.