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Time for unity and compromise: Beitar Jerusalem should also play on Shabbat | Israel Hayom


Despite being a religious person, who after years waited on Mochash to find out the result of Beitar Jerusalem's game, the photos of many fans coming with their children to Teddy during Shabbat, showing yellow on black that there is a demand for the product • Nadav Strauchler is in favor of a compromise

For several years, I didn't wait to check on Saturday night how far Beitar Jerusalem's game was over. And even though personally, as a Shabbat observer, it upsets me that I couldn't see the team up close in their previous game on Saturday, and I won't be able to watch my beloved Beitar this coming Saturday either - it's hard and not It is right to ignore the powerful image that came out of the last game on Saturday at noon against Nes Ziona in the Premier League.

The composition of parents arriving with their children at the Teddy Stadium at a normative time, shows yellow on black that there is a demand for the product, and that also reaches those interested in enjoying football on Saturday.

This was the case in the previous game, and in my estimation it will be the same this coming Saturday - thousands of families will come to see the team, perhaps the most exciting in the league, the one in whose games the most goals are scored.

Many tickets will be sold that will help the club in the long run, and yes, there will also be quite a few people, just like me, who will be somewhat upset, and will pass the subscription to their Beitar friends who do not observe Shabbat.

Beitar fans in the match against Nes Ziona, photo: Kobi Eliyahu

This season's Beitar is playing like it used to, giving the audience back the taste of the past, and in the most emotional club in Israel there can be no real silence, so until the team looks good and there is buy-in, and there is chemistry between the players and between them and between the players and the audience - the "Sabbath storm" is coming to us.

In the only club in the world where there is a permanent quorum for evening prayers in the stands at Teddy, and the number one cheering song of the fans is "We believe, we believe", football on Shabbat is no small matter.

Still, and despite my personal interest as a traditionalist, there is no denying the extent of the fans, especially the children who come and will come to the game this coming Saturday at Teddy.

I propose, as a gesture of solidarity and good will, in days when everything is "with us or against us" and there is an aggressive dichotomy on any issue, to produce an agreed upon solution to begin with, as much as the club can influence the manager - to schedule up to 10% of the games on Saturday at an early hour, and if possible - this will be An hour when Shabbat watchers can at least enjoy part of the game or the entire game by watching it through the screen.

Time for unity and compromise.

In the blessing of Elijah, the prophet is remembered for good, and Nicolescu is also remembered for good.

Nikolescu celebrates in front of KSH, photo: Maor Alxalsi

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Source: israelhayom

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