In Jerusalem

Working behind the curtains

Shabbat table
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For those who observe Shabbat, there is a known sensation just before the sacred day begins: the race to get everything ready on time. No matter how early you’ve started to organize things, no matter whether it’s winter or summer, the ticking of the clock raises the sense of anxiety, and by the time the sun sets, many feel completely on edge.

That has been the general feeling at Safra Square for the past few weeks, with reelected mayor Nir Barkat trying to create a new coalition from the newly elected city council members.



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