An ultra-Orthodox prayer protest against the Big Fashion mall's Shabbat opening in Ashdod, May 2015. Ilan Assayag

From Safed to Ashdod, the Key Battlefields in Israel's 'Shabbat Wars'

From Safed in the north to Ashdod in the south, secular and ultra-Orthodox Jews are locked in a struggle over whether stores and leisure facilities should open on Shabbat. The fighting is fierce, but neither side can claim a decisive victory.

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