Cultural controversy

Many places get public funding but are open on Shabbat, so I don’t see any reason why it shouldn’t be the same with the Menora Center.

September 1, 2016 18:42
Pepe Alalu

Pepe Alalu. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)

The outcome of this week’s city council meeting was anything but a surprise. Despite an attempt by the 17 religious and haredi council members to torpedo finance committee approval of municipal support for the planned Menora Art Center in the city center, the project was approved.

However, the real story behind this vote is what preceded it and what is going on behind the scenes.


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