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  7/18/2007, Av 3, 5767

Shas Warns: Don't Let Harry Potter Violate Sabbath


Eli Yishai, Shas Minister of Industry, Trade and Labor, has warned book stores they will face fines if they open their doors on the Sabbath and sell the latest and last in the series of Harry Potter books. The books are scheduled to be released on July 21, which falls on this coming Saturday. "I intend to indict anyone who breaks the Sabbath Law," he said.

The ministry employs non-Jews to carry out inspections on the Jewish day of rest.