Shabbat Travel in Tel Aviv-1949
While doing research for an article that I am writing, I came across the following in Arthur Koestler’s book Promise and Fulfilment: Palestine 1917-1949. In this excerpt Koestler describes his meeting with the Minister of Religion, Rabbi Yehuda Leib Fishman Maimon. I found his theoretical comments at the end about electric travel on Shabbat interesting.
It also seems that then it was common for religious people from Bnei Brak to take Shabbat walks on the Tel Aviv beache.