Jerusalem of Fun: Religious and Secular Residents Reclaim the Streets on Shabbat

A coalition of religious and secular Jerusalemites are planning special cultural events at weekends, during which the introverted and increasingly pious city currently grinds to a halt. For the capital's large ultra-Orthodox community, this may be a bitter pill to swallow.

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Twenty-five years have gone by since Jerusalem's great Shabbat wars over opening times for movie theaters. In that fight, secular Jews defeated the...