Bochur in Yerushalayim Charged 70 Shekel for OJ and Coke

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A yeshiva bochur was recently charged 70 shekels for ordering orange juice and Coca Cola in the lobby of the David Citadel Hotel, which is located across from the Waldorf Astoria, in the neighborhood of Mamilla in Yerushalayim.

In the hotel’s defense, it should be noted that the bochur was told in advance that there would be a minimum charge of 70 shekels for sitting in the lobby.

This young man contacted a Knesset member about the subject, and the MK sent a parliamentary query to Yariv Levin, the Minister of Tourism.

Levin responded that his ministry does not have the ability to interfere in a private business, but he added that he had contacted the Israel Hotel Association, which had denied knowledge of any such practice.

The hotel in question claims that it was an error made by the employee, rather than a fixed policy.

David Steger – Matzav.com Israel News Bureau

12 COMMENTS

  1. the hotel lobby is not a public meeting place. it is a venue that is expected to make money. if he wants to sit and talk to his date for a few hours, 70 shekel is more than fair. or let him go to a cheaper hotel! chutzpah

  2. It is the policy of quite a few hotels to have a flat charger of +- 70shekel for couples that look like charedi daters.
    Denying such policy exists is sheker vechozov.

    • Abe: People like “yid” are in constant fear that the entire world is against the Haredi Jew. You have to feel sorry for them; it is a kind of illness.

      • read the article till the end
        “The hotel in question claims that it was an error made by the employee,
        rather than a fixed policy”.

  3. You think, thats something? I was charged 2.00 for a coffee on my corner coffee shop! True there was a sign saying the price was 2$ but the nerve of charging me what they said they would!

  4. You think, thats something? I was charged 2.00 for a coffee on my corner coffee shop! True there was a sign saying the price was 2$ but the nerve of charging me what they said they would!

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