Friday, October 27, 2017

Israel's High Court Upholds Local Law Allowing Supermarkets To Open on Sabbath

According to the Jerusalem Post, in Israel yesterday an expanded panel of the country's High Court of Justice upheld a Tel Aviv municipal bylaw that allows 165 large supermarkets to remain open on the Sabbath. Small stores which must close because of the Law for Hours of Work and Rest, which prohibits requiring employees to work on their day of rest, argued that the Tel Aviv ordinance created unfair competition. Orthodox Jewish lawmakers say they will introduce legislation in the Knesset to overrule the decision. [Thanks to Steven H. Sholk for the lead.]