Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Yerushalyim Badatz Asks Owners To Regulate Sale Of Iced Drinks

The Badatz Edah HaCharedis has sent letters to store owners in the Geulah neighborhood of Yerushalayim, asking them to regulate their sale of iced coffee and slush drinks. The machines that sell the cold drinks, known colloquially as "Barad", are a common sight at most stores in the area. During the summer, vendors run a brisk business selling them to overheated shoppers.
The Badatz requested that the drinks not be sold between the hours of 1 and 3 o’clock on Friday afternoons and Erev Yom Tov. They explained that the crush of men mixing with women in Geulah at those hours might be mitigated somewhat if people weren’t loitering on sidewalks, drinking their cold drinks and talking with each other.

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