HOLY LAND GETS HOLIER: Government offices to keep Shabbat from now on
New directive bans state press releases, other operations by government offices on Shabbat.
By David Rosenberg
Israeli government offices will now adhere to the state’s “Shabbat law” prohibiting most work during the Jewish holy day of rest.
On Monday, Nitzan Hen, Director of the Government Press Office, announced a new directive prohibiting all government agencies from releasing public statements during the Sabbath.
The change comes following complaints against some government offices alleging that press releases had been released during Shabbat, in violation of laws establishing the Sabbath as the official day of rest in Israel.
In the new directive, Hen emphasized
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