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Order Compelling Jewish Businessmen to Trade on Saturday is Withdrawn

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

The order recently issued by the Minister of Finance compelling Jewish wineshops to trade on Saturdays and Jewish holidays, has been cancelled by the Finance Ministry, following representations made by a deputation of rabbis which called at the Ministry today.

The new order, however, will apply only to cities where wineshops owned by non-Jews are available.

The original order that Jewish wineshops remain open on Saturdays and Jewish holidays was issued on the ground that the closing of the wineshops reduces the state revenue.

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