Horse-Drawn Carts Banned From Israeli Cities

The picturesque sight of wagons drawn by horses for collecting alte zachen (“old things,” in Yiddish) will soon disappear from Israeli cities, Arutz Sheva reported. A Knesset committee on Sunday banned the use of such conveyances, whose drivers buy and sell old clothing, appliances, and household items. The Knesset Economics Committee ruled that the old-fashioned wagons are inconsistent with the modern lifestyle in urban Israel. The regulations make an exception for tourism purposes only. Alte zachen wagons, a remnant from eastern European Jewish communities, are mostly driven by Arabs, who still call out the Yiddish phrase. (Harari Isaac/Flash90)
The picturesque sight of wagons drawn by horses for collecting alte zachen (“old things,” in Yiddish) will soon disappear from Israeli cities, Arutz Sheva reported. A Knesset committee on Sunday banned the use of such conveyances, whose drivers buy and sell old clothing, appliances, and household items. The Knesset Economics Committee ruled that the old-fashioned wagons are inconsistent with the modern lifestyle in urban Israel. The regulations make an exception for tourism purposes only. Alte zachen wagons, a remnant from eastern European Jewish communities, are mostly driven by Arabs, who still call out the Yiddish phrase. (Harari Isaac/Flash90)