June 17, 2014
Ultra-Orthodox Jews cry foul over Jerusalem’s new artificial beach
RNS photo by Michele Chabin
Jerusalem’s new imitation beach has attracted the ire of the city’s ultra-Orthodox leaders who believe it desecrates the Sabbath and promotes immodest behavior.
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JERUSALEM (RNS) The outcry over the beach is just one of the many battles the ultra-Orthodox community has waged in recent years over the issue of Shabbat closures and the sanctity of Jerusalem.