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  Nissan 24, 5777 , 20/04/17

J'lem chief rabbi hopes Sabbath ruling will be overcome

Chief Rabbi Aryeh Stern of Jerusalem Rabbi told Arutz Sheva on Thursday that Wednesday's decision by the Supreme Court to allow certain Tel Aviv stores to be open on the Jewish Sabbath "hurts and hurts and I hope that something can overcome this decision in such a way that a more formal framework can prohibit the opening of supermarkets in public on Shabbat."

Noting that he lives in an area which is not hareidi or otherwise religious, Rabbi Stern said, "It's not my personal problem, but how a Jewish state should look on Shabbat." He also said, "The preservation of the Sabbath is the strongest guarantee of the state's ability against it, but it does not want its existence."

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