Shenkin Street in downtown Tel Aviv used to be THE secular symbol of the city. Cafes, restaurants, fashion ... and everything in a very secular Tel Aviv manner. By the way, many cafes there are still open on Shabbat, others are kosher.
As a visitor to Tel Aviv, people love to stream into Shenkin Street on Fridays. Look at the fashion stores and shop. Prices are ridiculously high but this doesn't keep customers away. Buying at Shenkin is like buying in Paris, Rome or Beverly Hills.
For some time now, Orthodox Judaism is not that unknown anymore. The Breslover Nanas have been flooding the area and opened a center next to the park. The street is not as short as it looks and goes to Yehudah HaLevi Street, then changing its name into Lincoln leading until Yitzchak Sadeh.
About two weeks ago I saw this in the middle of Shenkin Street:
Photos: Miriam Woelke