Jerusalem secular icon surrenders to pressures of religious coercion
A religious Jewish man walks past the Restobar, which has closed its doors due to religious coercion. Many past secular Jerusalem neighborhoods are being populated by an increasing number of religious residents. Jerusalem, Israel. 19-March-2013.
The Restobar, a very popular restaurant-bar-café which has been open to the public on the Jewish Sabbath for eight years has surrendered to religious pressure to observe the laws of Kashrut and close on Saturdays and has closed altogether.
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