(poster source)Contrast with today...
The Tel Aviv city council decided Monday to seek a Transportation Ministry permit to run buses on Shabbat.R' Chaim Navon poses the question: Who is saying the following in Israel?
The city's Mayor, Ron Huladi, has supported the move for a while now. During Monday's discussion he said: "Those who don't want to get on a bus (on Shabbat) can choose not to board it."
According to a decision approved by city council, the municipality will now draft a detailed request and submit it to the Transportation Ministry.
Should the ministry reject the bid, city hall will advance the establishment of an independent transportation company. Such service would enable Tel Avivians to travel to city center and to entertainment venues. Another option is for the city to seek a permit to extend the limited service currently offered by minibuses. ynetnews
Who are you to tell us what to do? All the riders on the bus want this solution! If you don't like our solution, don't get on the bus.
Is the answer:
- the Tel-Aviv secular bus riders, who want to take the bus on Shabbat,
- the Ultra-Orthodox Chareidim who want women in the back of the bus, men in the front, or segregated buses altogether?
R' Navon writes a thoughtful article about how we in Israel need to find better ways to compromise on issues of religion. Today, everything is a war -- on both sides of the spectrum.
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