The Importance of Justice Within Jewish Tradition

from The Jerusalem Post:

Working in Jerusalem: Seal of approval

Providing handicap access and complying with the labor laws is anything but commonplace among local restaurants. Which is where Bema’aglei Tzedek’s Hatav Hahevrati comes in.

… Bema’aglei Tzedek, or Circles of Justice, is a nonprofit organization founded in 2004, which aims to empower the public to become agents of social change and create a more just society inspired by Jewish values.

… Bema’aglei Tzedek’s two core standard requirements for eating establishments – being accessible to the disabled and adhering to the labor laws – are anything but commonplace. “The field of labor law is very ambiguous, and most of the laws are not really suited for this kind of work [in restaurants]. There are a lot of gray areas,” she says. “Sadly enough, most places don’t even follow the law, so if we had to hold them to a higher standard, it could be that no one would get the certificate.”

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