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        2/21/2012, Shevat 28, 5772

      Rabbi Lau Against Buses on Shabbat in Tel Aviv

      Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau, the Chief Rabbi of Tel Aviv and former Chief Rabbi Israel came out against the decision by the municipality of Tel Aviv to allow buses to run on Shabbat. Rabbi Lau said the move would ruin the character of the city. He called upon the mayor of Tel Aviv and transport ministers to continue to keep streets free of buses on the day of rest.
      "This recommendation affects the history of Tel Aviv-Jaffa, founded 103 years ago, the first Hebrew city," Rabbi Lau stated.