A British sporting goods chain has apologized for a security guard preventing identifiably Jewish preteens from entering one of its stores.
The Tel Aviv municipality passed a by-law that will allow some grocery stores to remain open on Shabbat.
New York City has dropped a lawsuit against Hasidic-owned stores that posted a dress code for shoppers.
French police say they busted a bomb lab near Paris. They believe it is linked to members of a Jihadist cell suspected of the recent bombing of a Jewish store.
A store in India has courted controversy by choosing to call itself ‘Hitler’. The Jewish community of Ahmedabad where the men’s clothing shop is based is asking for the name to be changed and say that they don’t believe the owners to be ignorant of Hitler’s history. Meanwhile, the owners of the shop say it was innocently named after one of their grandfathers who was nicknamed Hitler due to his strict nature. Owner Rajesh Shah says he knew nothing of the Nazi leader’s history and will change the name of the shop if he is financially compensated. It’s not the first time that Hitler’s name has been used commercially in India. Last year there was controversy over an Indian soap opera about a strict aunty entitled “Hitler Didi” which translates as Aunty Hitler.
The owners of a men’s clothing store in the Indian state of Gujarat are being urged to change the name from Hitler.
New in Israel, a boutique toilet chain store. You walk by this store on this busy Tel Aviv Street right by the Carmel market and from the outside is seems just like any other storefront, only that it features toilets- not for purchase, but for use. Let’s take a look. This European trend has infiltrated the Israeli market, which does have toilets for pay at bus stations, among other locations. However, the service, hygiene and costs are not the same. It costs 3 shekels to use one of these boutique toilets, about half a Euro, but the feel is not of a regular public bathroom, but almost like you’ve entered a hotel washroom. With music playing in the background, nice decor, and pleasant service, this boutique answers a basic need that everybody has. The store hosts about 400 people a day, who are interested in the experience. The store opens Sunday through Friday and closed on the Sabbath, in compliance with the usual Israeli stores operating hours. Sivan Raviv, JN1, Tel Aviv.