Tel Aviv mayor vows to keep city businesses open on Shabbat

02.07.2013                      24.Tammus.5773

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Tel Aviv mayor vows to keep city businesses open on Shabbat

City considering reform to bylaws in response to a Supreme Court ruling, which requires the municipality to enforce ban on stores open on Saturdays, but says process will take months.

Changing Tel Aviv’s bylaws to allow businesses that sell food to open on Shabbat will take many months, Mayor Ron Huldai warned Monday, adding that the municipality was determined to maintain its character as a "free and pluralistic" society.
“In recent days, many people have been discussing Tel Aviv-Jaffa’s character on Shabbat,” Huldai wrote on his Facebook page. “I want to make this clear: We will find a legal way to preserve Tel Aviv-Jaffa as an open, free and pluralistic city, as it has been until now.”….