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May 30, 2014 10:09 am

Rolling Stones Tel Aviv Concert Changed to Start After Shavuot Ends

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The Rolling Stones will perform in Israel June 4. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

JNS.orgIn a victory for observant Jews, the start time of the Rolling Stones June 4 concert in Tel Aviv has been pushed back by half an hour to allow those observing the Shavuot holiday to arrive at the event comfortably after the holiday ends that evening.

The Rolling Stones will take the stage at Hayarkon Park at 9:15 p.m.—a decision reached once the municipality of Tel Aviv agreed to make an exception to the noise pollution bylaws and to allow the concert to continue past 11 p.m.

Gates to the park will open at 5:45 p.m., and the opening act, Israeli rock singer Rami Fortis, will take the stage two hours later, at 7:45 p.m.

As opposed to the Diaspora, where Shavuot is celebrated for two days and ends the night of June 5, the holiday is celebrated for only one day in Israel.

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