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The controversial legislation, proposed to appease Shas, exposes another blurring of between religion sand state

Controversial law to shutter minimarkets on Shabbat squeaks through Knesset (Times of Israel)
Legislation pushed by Shas leader giving him control over what stores remain open on Jewish day of rest approved after opposition filibuster

Goodbye Israeli mini-markets on Shabbat, hello religious strife (Haaretz)
The country’s new ‘supermarkets law’ reminds us that the relationship between religion and state is a key factor that can imperil a government

Who are the Ultra-Orthodox Jews Of Israel? (Forward)

Photo: A demonstration against the recruitment of Haredi Israelis to the IDF in Jerusalem, March 2017 (Emil Salman)

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