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  7/26/2012, Av 7, 5772

MK Orlev Relays Woes of Religious Travelers


Member of Knesset Zevulun Orlev (Bayit Yehudi-New National Religious Party) has written to Director-General Yehuda Wilk of the company that operates the Trans-Israel toll road (Highway 6), demanding that vending machines serving hot drinks with kashrut certificates be set up in the highway's rest stops for the sake of the observant traveller. Religious travellers had complained that the eating establishments in the rest stops do not have kashrut certificates or are open on Shabbat, so they cannot buy hot drinks there.

MK Orlev also wrote to Director-General Boaz Tzafrir of Israel Railways, demanding that the railroad set up a respectable storage place for a Torah scroll used by passengers during the week. Worshippers who used the scroll complained that they were not allowed to store it at central stations but only at a station where none of the religious passengers would otherwise disembark.