“‘A monster with receipts.’

Finally, after a long struggle, Hamiflezet [Monster] pub [1] received a business license [2]. Essentially, the ongoing saga where several parties tried to close the pub ended, and the pub gained formal recognition from the capital.

I have been following this story since its earliest moments, and I am proud to be a part of it. The story of Hamiflezet is an example of how hard work of good people can move mountains.

Thanks to all the partners along the way! […] “

– Itai Gutler

0202 Editor’s notes:
[1] פאב המפלצת – Hamiflezet pub is a pub located in Kiryat Yovel, Jerusalem. The pub is named after the famous ‘mifletzet’ (monster) playground sculpture in Kiryat Yovel’s Rabinovich Park.
[2] The pub is operated by a cooperative in the predominantly secular neighborhood Kiryat Yovel. For several years the secular residents have been immersed in a struggle to maintain the neighborhood’s secular character. The pub was open on Saturday’s and violated the religious prohibition of commerce on the Sabbath. This was in breach of Israeli law that prohibits businesses being open on the Sabbath. This law is not always enforced, and depends on whether the surrounding area is religious or secular. Haredi pressure caused Jerusalem’s municipality to consistently threaten to close the pub.

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