Sephardic Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar revealed that wealthy Jews from chutz l’aretz are systematically buying businesses that operate on Shabbos in Yerushalayim in order to force a shutdown on the Jewish day of rest.
According to the Kikar Hashabbat website, Rabbi Amar said during his weekly Torah class that “here in Yerushalayim, some are inciting to open on Shabbos. Thank God most are not.”
“Some Jews came from abroad, and they decided to make a living, Hashem put in their heads to buy all kinds of places that are open on Shabbos,” added Rabbi Amar. “They not only shut them down on Shabbat, but they also have kashrus. Gradually, it will increase.”
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