web analytics
May 27, 2015 / 9 Sivan, 5775
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post


British Resort Lost $150,000 in Tourism by Ban on Shabbat Candles

The British coastal resort’s University of Aberystwyth lost $150,000 in tourism income by banning orthodox Jews from lighting candles on Shabbat, a decision that forced them to cancel their annual summer visit to the campus on the Welsh coast, according to sources reported by the Cambrian News.

Only 15 families vacationed in Aberystwyth, but not at the university’s student village, where they would have had to give up lighting candles before Shabbat. The local British newspaper quoted one of the visitors, Myer Rothfeld, as saying he has been “overwhelmed” by the welcome from the people of the area.

Most of approximately 1,000 Hassidim from Britain boycotted the campus after 20 years for vacationing because they refused to accept the ban on lighting candles, which the university said was instituted for the first time out of concern for safety following an “incident.”

In their new condition for the Jewish tourists to visit, the London Independent quoted a university spokesman as saying, “The University… would be delighted to welcome this group back, as long as they are able to sign our terms and conditions.” However, one of the annual visitors, identified by the Independent as ”Mrs. Brander,” said, “We have found a holder to make each candle safer. We offered to discuss it with the fire brigade, but the university was not interested.”

About the Author: JewishPress.com brings you the latest in Jewish news from around the world. Stay up to date by following up on Facebook and Twitter. Do you have something noteworthy to report? Submit your news story to us here.


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

9 Responses to “British Resort Lost $150,000 in Tourism by Ban on Shabbat Candles”

  1. Serves them right. Let us send these people a clear message that religious intolerance is not accepatable. Their argument about "safety" is a joke.

  2. Ruth Hirt says:

    They can´t be impudent and do/go away with it. Whatever Eloihim had instituted, has a bearing of divine authority which no mortals can ever abrogate out of detest.

  3. Neal Adler says:

    One can only imagine what kind of 'incident' they would be describing..

  4. we are no more dhimmies!

  5. Alan Kardon says:

    Sorry that they only lost $150 000.

  6. Wales should no longer from the benefit of the light

  7. Ruth Hirt says:

    Nae'nae'nae'nae'nae … you can´t beat ´em, soooooo, just let ´em…

  8. Alberto Calo says:

    USUAL PRESSURE FROM ISLAMIC GROUPS.
    HAPPY WE STAND ON OUR PRINCIPLE AND WE CHANGED DESTINATION.

  9. Yechiel Baum says:

    Welsh history: was part of the inquisition expelling the Jews.
    Royal family from Wales (not from England).
    King ALbert allied with Hitler.
    blockgated Israel during WWII abeiting the nazi massacre of Jews.
    refused to blow rail tracks to the camps.
    so why visit Wales? there are other better places to go.

Comments are closed.

Current Top Story
Ayelet Shaked
The Dangerous Ms. Shaked
Latest News Stories
David Ben-Gurion, Israel's first Prime Minister, inside the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, 1948

The Israeli Air Force responded to a rocket attack from Gaza by striking terrorist sites within the Strip.

Home of the Internal Revenue Service.

Information on more than 100,000 US taxpayers was stolen by hackers who breached the IRS.

Gaza terrorists prepare Grad missiles for launching at Israel. (archive)

Hamas terrorist leaders are hiding again as Israel considers a response to Tuesday’s rocket attack.

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin.

Efrat Chief Rabbi Shlomo Riskin plans appeal to Supreme Court over fight to stay in his position; city’s mayor also vows support.

European leaders warn that “no deal” is likely between the US-led world powers and Iran by the time talks reach the June 30 deadline.

An Arab vehicle terror attack at the Gush Etzion junction was foiled by Israel Police on Tuesday evening; the terrorist fled towards Beit Fajar, leaving some damage behind.

9:43 PM Barzilai Hospital in Ashkelon is currently moving patients to the bomb shelters, just to be safe. 9:37 PM The army has officially confirmed one rocket hit in Gan Yavne. Islamic Jihad has taken credit for the launch, and it was the result of internal fighting within that terror group in northern Gaza. 9:17 […]

The number of Syrian refugee schoolchildren is going to outstrip the number of Lebanese students, a UN envoy warns.

Bomb threats hampered travel for six international flights to Boston, New York and New Jersey over US Memorial Day weekend.

An extremely rare 1,000-year-old ketuba inscribed in Aramaic is now on exhibit in the National Library in Jerusalem.

The ancient Yemenite synagogue in Jerusalem’s Shiloach area came under repeated attack during prayers over Shavuot.

Two-year-old Claudia Chaudhary now is world-famous for throwing a tantrum at Obama’s feet during the Seder.

Netanyahu had promised that he would head the ministry and work with the mayor.

Netanyahu pacified the EU and said he wants to resume talks on new borders, which the Palestinian Authority total rejects.

Stray bullets from Gaza terrorists’ live-fire training exercises have landed in Israeli communities near the security fence, HaKol Yehudi reported Tuesday. It said that the IDF has claimed they were “stray bullets.” Hamas terrorists reportedly are carrying out live-fire training are paving a new road less than 200 yards from the fence.

Have the Border Police learned enough Torah the past year?

More Articles from Jewish Press News Briefs
breaking the silence

9:43 PM Barzilai Hospital in Ashkelon is currently moving patients to the bomb shelters, just to be safe. 9:37 PM The army has officially confirmed one rocket hit in Gan Yavne. Islamic Jihad has taken credit for the launch, and it was the result of internal fighting within that terror group in northern Gaza. 9:17 […]

Israel's President Reuven Rivlin

The Office of President Reuven Rivlin has denied reports that he will receive on Thursday a citation of honor from the left-wing New Israel Fund (NIF) on Thursday. It clarified that the Jewish-Arab Center at Givat Haviva, which is funded in part by the NIF, is awarding the President. Rivlin’s office stated: The Jewish-Arab Center […]

Effort to depose Rabbi Riskin are revenge against his positions and halachic decisions.

Actress and comedienne Meara Stiller died on Saturday at age 85.

Hezbollah terror chief Hassan Nasrallah is getting very scared of Islamic State’s advances.

Nobel Prize winner John Nash (86) and his wide Alicia Nash (82) were killed in a car crash on Saturday night in New Jersey.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/british-resort-lost-150000-in-tourism-by-ban-on-shabbat-candles/2013/08/11/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: