Tel Aviv supermarkets must close on Shabbat
Large and small supermarkets all across Tel Aviv were handed notices telling them that they must close on Shabbat. The notifications are based on a recent ruling in court demanding that the city of Tel Aviv enforce its local ordinance closing food stores on Shabbat. Who brought the case to court? Not religious leaders but small makolet-type stores, who were unable to keep up with the competition and work seven days a week.
In response, the supermarket chains “Tiv Taam” and “am:pm” have announced that they will continue to be open on Shabbat.