Corridors of Power: Alternative narratives

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September 8, 2016 20:59

Over the years, some minimarkets began to stay open on Shabbat and holidays, responding to a growing demand by visitors, tourists and foreign workers who wanted to buy cigarettes, milk or alcohol.

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Jerusalem store

A convenience store in Jerusalem that is open on Shabbat. (photo credit:MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)

Remember the drama about the minimarkets that remain open on Shabbat? There are about 20 such convenience stores in several neighborhoods, but eight of them are located in the city center.

Situated on the route used by many haredim on their way to the Western Wall on Shabbat, they had been in the eye of the storm until recently.

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