Market Orthodoxy and El Al


A possible boycott is brewing from haredi (ultra-Orthodox) Jews over El Al, the Israeli airline's, policy that it, and not a rabbi, can decide when it's OK for them to fly on shabbat. The Jersualem Post report.

To their credit, "haredi businessmen in the U.S. have expressed interest in setting up a haredi-owned airline, said Monday Rabbi Yitzhak Goldknoph, secretary of the Rabbinic Council for the Holiness of Shabbat" to compete with El Al. Unnamed Israeli businessmen, however, say that Goldknoph is talking through his yarmulke and could never get a competitive airline off the ground. Still, nice to see boycott and competition offered as a solution to conflicts with a dominant market player.