A Yerushalayim municipal supervisor on Friday fined a Chabad chasid for standing near Tachana Merkazit and offering passersby the opportunity to put on tefillin.
Arriving at the tefillin stand, the supervisor ordered the chasid to close his stand, which has been operating for the past four years, and slapped him with a 450 NIS ($124) fine.
Councilman Aryeh King arrived at the site and protested the municipality’s unequal enforcement.
“The Yerushalayim municipality continues the policy dictated by radical left-wing organizations: Chasing every hint of Judaism in public areas, especially tefillin stands,” King said. “And all of this while the municipality allows missionary and messianic organizations a free hand.”
“Yerushalayim is not Tel Aviv. I will ensure that this is a one-time incident which will not repeat itself. We will continue to see tefillin stands and other Jewish signs in the public domain in Yerushalayim, the capital of the State of Israel.”
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