As bein hazmanim begins Vaadas HaRabbonim Lemaan
Kedushas HaShabbos is reminding the general public to ensure
that sites are shomer Shabbos before setting out to
visit them in order to increase kovod Shomayim and not
to cause chilul Hashem by patronizing places that
The Shabbos Information Center run by Vaadas HaRabbonim works
year-round to verify whether sites that advertise as
shomer Shabbos, or in response to telephone inquiries
claim to keep Shabbos, are not merely trying to encourage
shomrei Shabbos to patronize their sites.
The Information Center cites the Latrun Wagon Park, which
recently advertised it closes on Shabbos and is under Vaadas
HaRabbonim supervision, when in fact the park was open on
Shabbos during the winter months and on Shavuos, and on the
Shabbos following Shavuos an event involving large-scale
chilul Shabbos was held.
Another example: The tractor ride site at Moshav Nachem near
Beit Shemesh also advertised itself as shomer Shabbos
and told callers it closes for Shabbos, though for years
religious and traditional moshav residents have been asking
Vaadas HaRabbonim to warn against chilul Shabbos
befarhesiyoh at the moshav and the surrounding area due
to the tractor rides. Last year Beit Shemesh rabbonim even
signed a notice prohibiting Beit Shemesh residents from
patronizing the site.
According to Vaadas HaRabbonim, these are just a few of the
many examples of sites that desecrate Shabbos, despite
The Information Center is informing the public that places
such as the Meimadion, Shefa'im , Beit Chalomotai, Luna
Gal at the Kinneret and Keif Tzoba are mechalel Shabbos
befarhesiyoh and urging yirei Hashem to avoid
patronizing them and other places like them.
For further information call 052-7627456 or 052-7611834, or
leave a message at 02-5401990. Recorded information is
available at 08-9777666.